A person who has citizenship in at least one country, but who is living in another country. Most expatriates only stay in the foreign country for a certain period of time, and plan to return to their home country eventually, although there are some who never return to their country of citizenship.

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  • An American citizen that has moved to Norway to live, work and raise a family, is now considered an expatriate of the United States.

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  • The expatriates living in Costa Rica formed an informal social group which met every month or so for drinks and lively discussion.

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  • Fearing the worsening disease epidemic, the man wished to expatriate and move to a neighboring country with higher health care standards.

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