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expatriate vb

: to voluntarily withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's native country
: to renounce allegiance to one's country and abandon one's nationality voluntarily
ex·pa·tri·ate [-trē-ət]

ex·pa·tri·a·tion [ek-spā-trē-ā-shən]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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