Em"i*grant (?), a. [L. emigrans, -antis, p. pr. of emigrare to emigrate: cf. F. 'emigrant. See Emigrate, v. i.]

1.

Removing from one country to another; emigrating; as, an emigrant company or nation.

2.

Pertaining to an emigrant; used for emigrants; as, an emigrant ship or hospital.

 

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Em"i*grant, n.

One who emigrates, or quits one country or region to settle in another.

Syn. -- Emigrant, Immigrant. Emigrant and emigration have reference to the country from which the migration is made; the correlative words immigrant and immigration have reference to the country into which the migration is made, the former marking the going out from a country, the latter the coming into it.

 

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