[ pey-tree-uh l ]
/ ˈpeɪ tri əl /

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.

Origin of patrial

1620–30; literally, pertaining to one's own country < Latin patri(a) native land (feminine noun from patrius, adj. derivative of pater father) + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for patrial

/ (ˈpeɪtrɪəl) /


(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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