[ pey-tree-eyt; especially British pa‐ ]
/ ˈpeɪ triˌeɪt; especially British ˈpæ‐ /
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.
Origin of patriate
First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from repatriate
Related formspa·tri·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for patriating
/ (ˈpætrɪˌeɪt, ˈpeɪtrɪˌeɪt) /
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 Formspatriation, noun
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