Definition of deportation in English:

deportation

noun

  • The action of deporting a foreigner from a country.

    ‘asylum seekers facing deportation’
    as modifier ‘a deportation order’
    ‘mass deportations took place over many months’
    • ‘Denaturalisation, deportation and extradition are the only avenues justice can allow.’
    • ‘The deportation of thousands of failed asylum-seekers will also be made a top priority.’
    • ‘There has been a significant rise in the number of deportations carried out so far this year compared with last year, according to new statistics.’
    • ‘Can you hold them in custody for purposes of expulsion or deportation, even if they are children?’
    • ‘The mass deportations have provoked tension between both countries.’
    expulsion, expelling, banishment, banishing, exile, exiling, transportation, transporting, extradition, extraditing, expatriation, expatriating, repatriation, repatriating, refoulement
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Pronunciation

deportation

/ˌdēpôrˈtāSH(ə)n//ˌdipɔrˈteɪʃ(ə)n/