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émigré

[em-i-grey; French ey-mee-grey] /ˈɛm ɪˌgreɪ; French eɪ miˈgreɪ/
noun, plural émigrés
[em-i-greyz; French ey-mee-grey] /ˈɛm ɪˌgreɪz; French eɪ miˈgreɪ/ (Show IPA)
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
1785-1795
1785-95; < French: noun use of past participle of émigrer < Latin ēmīgrāre to emigrate
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émigré

/ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪ; French emiɡre/
noun
1.
an emigrant, esp one forced to leave his native country for political reasons
Word Origin
C18: from French, from émigrer to emigrate
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Word Origin and History for emigre
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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