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

  Emigration \Em`i*gra"tion\, n. [L. emigratio: cf. F.
     1. The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state
        to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe
        to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to
        the Western.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: migration from a place (especially migration from your
           native country in order to settle in another) [syn:
           emigration, out-migration, expatriation]

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

  EMIGRATION. The act of removing from one place to another. It is sometimes 
  used in the same sense as expatriation, (q.v.) but there is some difference 
  in the signification. Expatriation is the act of abandoning one's country, 
  while emigration is, perhaps not strictly, applied to the act of removing 
  from one part of the country to another. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 36. 

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