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

  Expatriation \Ex*pa`tri*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. expatriation.]
     The act of banishing, or the state of banishment; especially,
     the forsaking of one's own country with a renunciation of
     allegiance.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Expatriation was a heavy ransom to pay for the rights
           of their minds and souls.                --Palfrey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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