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 for deportation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deportation \De`por*ta"tion\, n. [L. depotatio: cf. F.
     d['e]portation.]
     The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being
     deported; banishment; transportation.
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           In their deportations, they had often the favor of
           their conquerors.                        --Atterbury.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  deportation
      n 1: the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men
           in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal
           colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the
           sentence was one of transportation for life" [syn: exile,
           deportation, expatriation, transportation]
      2: the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DEPORTATION, civil law. Among the Romans a perpetual banishment, depriving 
  the banished of his rights as a citizen; it differed from relegation (q.v.) 
  and exile. (q.v.). 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 125 note; Inst. 1, 12, 1 and 2; Dig. 
  48, 22, 14, 1. 
  
  

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