Definition of deportation in English:


Syllabification: de·por·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdēpôrˈtāSHən


  • 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
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    • Denaturalisation, deportation and extradition are the only avenues justice can allow.
    • Can you hold them in custody for purposes of expulsion or deportation, even if they are children?
    • 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.

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