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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 80 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EXPATRIATION (from Late Lat. expairiare, to exile, and patria, native land), a term used in a general sense for the banishment of a person from his own country. In international law expatriation is the renunciation or change of allegiance to one's native or adopted country. It may take place either by a voluntary act or by operation of law. Some countries, as France and England, disclaim their subjects if they become naturalized in another country, others, again, passively permit expatriation whether a new nationality has been acquired or not; others, as Germany, make expatriation the consequence of continued absence from' their territory. (See ALIEN; ALLEGIANCE; NATURALIZATION.)
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