emigre

émigré

[em-i-grey; French ey-mee-grey]
noun, plural émigrés [em-i-greyz; French ey-mee-grey] .
1.
an emigrant, especially a person who flees from his or her native land because of political conditions.
2.
a person who fled from France because of opposition to or fear of the revolution that began in 1789.

Origin:
1785–95; < French: noun use of past participle of émigrer < Latin ēmīgrāre to emigrate

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émigré (ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪ, French emiɡre)
 
n
an emigrant, esp one forced to leave his native country for political reasons
 
[C18: from French, from émigrer to emigrate]

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emigre
1792, from Fr. émigré, pp. of émigrer "emigrate," from L. emigrare (see emigration). Originally used of royalist refugees from the French Revolution.
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