Definition of deportation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdēpôrˈtāSH(ə)n/


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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Syllabification: de·por·ta·tion

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