Deport Definition

deported, deporting, deports
deported, deporting, deports
To expel from a country.
Deported the foreigner who had entered the country illegally.
American Heritage
To behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified way.
Webster's New World
To carry or send away; specif., to force (an alien) to leave a country by official order; expel.
Webster's New World
To expel an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country.
Webster's New World Law

To evict, especially from a country.


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

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