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[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)
an emigrant, especially a person who flees from his or her native land because of political conditions.
a person who fled from France because of opposition to or fear of the revolution that began in 1789.
Origin of émigré
1785-95; < French: noun use of past participle of émigrer < Latin ēmīgrāre to emigrate Unabridged
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/ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪ; French emiɡre/
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

1792, from French émigré "an emigrant," noun use of past participle of émigrer "emigrate" (18c.), from Latin emigrare (see emigration). Originally used of royalist refugees from the French Revolution; extended 1920s to refugees from the Russian Revolution, then generally to political exiles.

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