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émigré

[ em-i-grey; French ey-mee-grey ]
/ ˈɛm ɪˌgreɪ; French eɪ miˈgreɪ /
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noun, plural é·mi·grés [em-i-greyz; French ey-mee-grey]. /ˈɛm ɪˌgreɪz; French eɪ miˈgreɪ/.

an emigrant, especially a person who flees from his or her native land because of political conditions.
a person who fled from France because of opposition to or fear of the revolution that began in 1789.

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Origin of émigré

1785–95; <French: noun use of past participle of émigrer<Latin ēmīgrāre to emigrate
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émigré
/ (ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪ, French emiɡre) /

noun

an emigrant, esp one forced to leave his native country for political reasons

Word Origin for émigré

C18: from French, from émigrer to emigrate
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