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Definition of "deportation" []

  • The act or an instance of deporting. (noun)
  • Expulsion of an undesirable alien from a country. (noun)
  • The act of expelling an alien from a country; expulsion (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act of transporting someone from his or her country; banishment (noun)

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Use "deportation" in a sentence
  • "As I've said, the Campaign and the lawyers working with the resisters use the term deportation, so I follow suit."
  • "But, indeed, according to the Department of Homeland Security, according to the papers apparently filed by the U.S. attorney in North Carolina, it is alleged that the two Indonesian nationals were already placed in what they call deportation proceedings."
  • "By taking the word "deportation", which connotes a forced dismissal, and tacking on the prefix "self," Romney came up with a little term that seemingly contradicts itself."