Emigration


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Emigration

Emigration is the act of leaving one's country to live somewhere else. These men emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1911. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Emigration is the act of leaving one's country to live somewhere else. These men emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1911.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The act of moving from one country to another with intention not to return. It is to be distinguished from expatriation, which means the Abandonment of one's country and renunciation of one's citizenship in it, while emigration denotes merely the removal of person and property to another country. Expatriation is usually the consequence of emigration. Emigration is also sometimes used in reference to the removal from one section to another of the same country.

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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I have not distorted the truth in saying that the facts in the above item, about the army and the Indians, are made use of to discourage emigration to America.
The Abbe de Sponde, adroitly questioned when he left Saint-Leonard's to take his daily walk with the Abbe Couturier, replied with his usual kindliness that he expected the Vicomte de Troisville, a nobleman in the service of Russia during the Emigration, who was returning to Alencon to settle there.
In the next act Newman met him in the lobby and asked him if he had reflected upon possible emigration.
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.
Angel's original intention had not been emigration to Brazil but a northern or eastern farm in his own country.
He had the most extraordinary notions about this European exodus and came at last to consider the whole nation as packing up for emigration to France.
I have met with the man for my purpose--an old college friend of mine, now partner in a firm of ship-owners, largely concerned in emigration.
And we turned off at Fort Hall, where the Oregon emigration went north'ard, and swung south for Californy," was his way of concluding the narrative of that arduous journey.
As many of these people brought their families with them, their departure resembled a perfect emigration.
From the reduction in the number of public servants owing to the island having been given up by the East Indian Company, and the consequent emigration of many of the richer people, the poverty probably will increase.
The emigration still continued, and wherever families could find means of departure, they fled.
In this emigration I exceedingly lamented the loss of the fire which I had obtained through accident and knew not how to reproduce it.