An individual living in a country other than their country of citizenship, often temporarily and for work reasons. An expatriate can also be an individual who has relinquished citizenship in their home country to become a citizen of another. If your employer sends you from your job in its New York office to work for an extended period in its London office, once you are in London, you would be considered an expatriate or "expat."

In addition to salary, businesses sometimes give their expatriate employees benefits such as relocation assistance and a housing allowance. Living as an expatriate can be exciting and present a great opportunity for career advancement, but it can also be an emotionally difficult transition that involves separation from friends and family, and adjusting to an unfamiliar culture and work environment. For Americans working abroad as expatriates, complying with United States income tax regulations is an added challenge and financial burden because the U.S. taxes its citizens on income earned abroad.

Investment dictionary. . 2012.

, , , , (from one's country)

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Expatriate — Ex*pa tri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expatriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expatriating}.] [LL. expatriatus, p. p. of expatriare; L. ex out + patria fatherland, native land, fr. pater father. See {Patriot}.] 1. To banish; to drive or force (a person)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expatriate — ex·pa·tri·ate /ek spā trē ˌāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vt: to voluntarily withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one s native country vi: to renounce allegiance to one s country and abandon one s nationality voluntarily ex·pa·tri·ate / trē ət/ n… …   Law dictionary

  • expatriate — [n] person thrown out of a country departer, deportee, displaced person, emigrant, émigré, evacuee, exile, expellee, migrant, outcast, refugee; concepts 354,412,423 expatriate [v] throw out of a country banish, deport, displace, exile, expel,… …   New thesaurus

  • expatriate — [eks pā′trē āt΄; ] for adj. & n., usually [, eks pā′trēit] vt., vi. expatriated, expatriating [< pp. of ML expatriare, to leave the homeland < L ex, out of + patria, fatherland < pater, FATHER] 1. to drive (a person) from his or her… …   English World dictionary

  • expatriate — (v.) 1768, from Fr. expatrier banish (14c.), from ex out of (see EX (Cf. ex )) + patrie native land, from L. patria one s native country, from pater (gen. patris) father (Cf. PATRIOT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • expatriate — vb exile, *banish, ostracize, deport, transport, extradite Antonyms: repatriate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • expatriate — ► NOUN ▪ a person who lives outside their native country. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ living outside one s native country. ► VERB ▪ settle abroad. DERIVATIVES expatriation noun. ORIGIN Latin expatriare, from patria native …   English terms dictionary

  • Expatriate — An expatriate (in abbreviated form, expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person s upbringing or legal residence. The word comes from the Latin ex (out of) and patria (country,… …   Wikipedia

  • expatriate — An employee who is a U.S. citizen living and working in a foreign country. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * expatriate ex‧pat‧ri‧ate [eksˈpætriət, trieɪt ǁ eksˈpeɪ ] also ex‧pat [eksˈpæt] informal noun [countable] someone who has moved to a… …   Financial and business terms

  • expatriate — UK [eksˈpætrɪət] / UK [eksˈpætrɪeɪt] / US [ekˈspeɪtrɪət] noun [countable] Word forms expatriate : singular expatriate plural expatriates someone who lives in a country that is not their own country Prague has a large population of American… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.