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patrial

[ pey-tree-uhl ]
/ ˈpeɪ tri əl /
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noun British.
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.
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Origin of patrial

1620–30; literally, pertaining to one's own country <Latin patri(a) native land (feminine noun from patrius, adj. derivative of paterfather) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for patrial

patrial
/ (ˈpeɪtrɪəl) /

noun
(in Britain formerly) a person having by statute the right of abode in the United Kingdom, and so not subject to immigration control

Word Origin for patrial

C20: from Latin patria native land
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