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EXPAT'RIATE, verb transitive [Latin ex and patria, country.]

In a general sense, to banish.

To expatriate one's self, is to quit one's country, renouncing citizenship and allegiance in that country, to take residence and become a citizen in another country. The right to expatriate one's self is denied in feudal countries, and much controverted in the U. States.