verb \di-ˈprt, dē-\

: to force (a person who is not a citizen) to leave a country

Full Definition of DEPORT

transitive verb
:  to behave or comport (oneself) especially in accord with a code
[Latin deportare]
a :  to carry away
b :  to send out of the country by legal deportation

Examples of DEPORT

  1. Thousands of immigrants had been illegally deported.
  2. <deported them back to their country of birth>

Origin of DEPORT

Middle French deporter, from Latin deportare to carry away, from de- + portare to carry — more at fare
First Known Use: 1598


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