[pey-tree-eyt; especially British pa]
verb (used with object), patriated, patriating. Canadian.
to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country.

1965–70; back formation from repatriate

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patriate (ˈpætrɪˌeɪt, ˈpeɪtrɪˌeɪt)
to bring under the authority of an autonomous country, for example as in the transfer of the Canadian constitution from UK to Canadian responsibility

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By emphasizing the development of local capacity, the program reduces ex-patriate support, directly decreasing costs.
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