Deport meaning

dĭ-pôrt
To deport is defined as to force a non-citizen to leave a country because of a lack of immigration status or other violation.

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.

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To carry or send away; specif., to force (an alien) to leave a country by official order; expel.
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To expel from a country.

Deported the foreigner who had entered the country illegally.

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To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
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To behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified way.
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To expel an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country.
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(reflexive, now rare) To comport (oneself); to behave.
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To evict, especially from a country.
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Origin of deport

  • French déporter to banish from Latin dēportāre to carry away dē- de- portāre to carry per-2 in Indo-European roots Sense 2, Middle English from Old French deporter to behave from Latin dēportāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French déporter. With the meaning of "behave", from Old French deporter (“behave”), from Latin deportō, from de- + portō.

    From Wiktionary