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repatriation

[ ree-pey-tree-ey-shuhn ]
/ riˌpeɪ triˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act or process of returning a person or thing to the country of origin: If conditions allow, refugees can be offered the option of voluntary repatriation rather than resettlement in countries offering asylum.Museums are increasingly facing pressure from formerly colonized countries seeking repatriation of their priceless antiquities.

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OTHER WORDS FROM repatriation

non·re·pat·ri·a·tion, noun

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