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patriate

[ pey-tree-eyt; especially British pa‐ ]
/ ˈpeɪ triˌeɪt; especially British ˈpæ‐ /
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verb (used with object), pa·tri·at·ed, pa·tri·at·ing.Canadian.

to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country.

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Origin of patriate

First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from repatriate

OTHER WORDS FROM patriate

pa·tri·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for patriate

patriate
/ (ˈpætrɪˌeɪt, ˈpeɪtrɪˌeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to bring under the authority of an autonomous country, for example as in the transfer of the Canadian constitution from UK to Canadian responsibility

Derived forms of patriate

patriation, noun
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