- a native of any country who, by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent in Great Britain, has citizenship and residency rights there.
Origin of patrial
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- (in Britain formerly) a person having by statute the right of abode in the United Kingdom, and so not subject to immigration control
C20: from Latin patria native land
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