1. [syn: exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation]
2. the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deportation \De`por*ta"tion\, n. [L. depotatio: cf. F.
The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being
deported; banishment; transportation.
In their deportations, they had often the favor of
their conquerors. --Atterbury.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men
in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal
colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the
sentence was one of transportation for life" [syn: exile,
deportation, expatriation, transportation]
2: the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
DEPORTATION, civil law. Among the Romans a perpetual banishment, depriving
the banished of his rights as a citizen; it differed from relegation (q.v.)
and exile. (q.v.). 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 125 note; Inst. 1, 12, 1 and 2; Dig.
48, 22, 14, 1.