To deport is defined as to force a non-citizen to leave a country because of a lack of immigration status or other violation.(verb)
When an illegal immigrant enters the U.S. and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship makes him leave, this is an example of a time when the U.S. deports the immigrant.
See deport in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr déporter < L deportare, to carry away, banish < de-, from + portareto carry or send away; specif., to force (an alien) to leave a country by official order; expel
Origin: OFr deporter < de- (L de), intens. + porter < L portare, to carry, bear: see port
See deport in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb de·port·ed, de·port·ing, de·ports
Origin: French déporter, to banish
Origin: , from Latin dēportāre, to carry away
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + portāre, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: . Sense 2, Middle English
Origin: , from Old French deporter, to behave
Origin: , from Latin dēportāre.
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