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DEPORTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deportation mean? 

DEPORTATION (noun)
  The noun DEPORTATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of expelling a person from their native land
2. the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien

  Familiarity information: DEPORTATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPORTATION (noun)


Sense 1deportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of expelling a person from their native land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deportation; expatriation; exile; transportation

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("deportation" is a kind of...):

banishment; proscription (rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone)

Instance hyponyms:

Babylonian Captivity (the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC)


Sense 2deportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("deportation" is a kind of...):

ejection; exclusion; expulsion; riddance (the act of forcing out someone or something)


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