deportation

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noun de·por·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən, -pər-\

Definition of deportation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of deporting

  2. 2 :  the removal from a country of an alien whose presence is unlawful or prejudicial

Examples of deportation in a Sentence

  1. the deportation of the Jews from Spain in 1492

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First Known Use of deportation

1595


DEPORTATION Defined for Kids

deportation

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noun de·por·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of deportation for Students

  1. :  the removal from a country of a person who is not a citizen


Law Dictionary

deportation

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noun de·por·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌpōr-ˈtā-shən\

Legal Definition of deportation

  1. :  an act or instance of deporting; specifically :  the removal from a country of an alien whose presence is illegal or detrimental to the public welfare — compare exclusion



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