repatriation


repatriation

verb (used with object), re·pa·tri·at·ed, re·pa·tri·at·ing.

  1. to bring or send back (a person, especially a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country or land of citizenship.
  2. (of profits or other assets) to send back to one’s own country.

verb (used without object), re·pa·tri·at·ed, re·pa·tri·at·ing.

  1. to return to one’s own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.

noun

  1. a person who has been repatriated.

verb (riːˈpætrɪˌeɪt) (tr)

  1. to send back (a refugee, prisoner of war, etc) to the country of his birth or citizenship
  2. to send back (a sum of money previously invested abroad) to its country of origin

noun (riːˈpætrɪɪt)

  1. a person who has been repatriated
n.

1590s, from Late Latin reparationem (nominative repatriatio), noun of action from past participle stem of repatriare “return to one’s own country,” from Latin re- “back” (see re-) + patria “native land” (see patriot).

v.

1610s, from Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare “return to one’s country” (see repatriation). Related: Repatriated; repatriating.

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