displaced person

noun

Definition of displaced person

: a person expelled, deported, or impelled to flee from his or her country of nationality or habitual residence by the forces or consequences of war or oppression abbreviation DP

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“Displaced person.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/displaced%20person. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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