[ 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 forms

pa·tri·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for patriating


/ (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

patriation, noun
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