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deportation (n.)

"a carrying away from one country to another or to a distant place," 1590s, from Middle French déportation, from Latin deporationem (nominative deportatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of deportare "carry off, transport, banish, exile," from de "off, away" (see de-) + portare "to carry," from PIE *prto-, suffixed form of root *per-(2) "to lead, pass over."