pro-refugee

refugee

[ref-yoo-jee, ref-yoo-jee]
noun
1.
a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.

Origin:
1675–85; < French réfugié, past participle of réfugier to take refuge. See refuge, -ee

refugeeism, noun
prorefugee, adjective
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refugee (ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒiː)
 
n
a.  a person who has fled from some danger or problem, esp political persecution: refugees from Rwanda
 b.  (as modifier): a refugee camp; a refugee problem
 
refu'geeism
 
n

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refugee
1685, from Fr. refugié, prop. pp. of refugier "to take shelter, protect," from O.Fr. refuge (see refuge). First applied to Fr. Huguenots who migrated after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes. The word meant "one seeking asylum," till 1914, when it evolved
to mean "one fleeing home" (first applied in this sense to civilians in Flanders heading west to escape fighting in World War I).
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