deportation definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a deporting or being deported; expulsion, as of an undesirable alien, from a country
Origin: French déportation ; from Classical Latin deportatio
deportation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act or an instance of deporting.
- Expulsion of an undesirable alien from a country.
deportation - Legal Definition
The act of expelling an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country.