[v. ree-pey-tree-eyt or, esp. British, -pa-; n. ree-pey-tree-it or, esp. British, -pa-]
verb (used with object), repatriated, repatriating.
to bring or send back (a person, especially a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country or land of citizenship.
(of profits or other assets) to send back to one's own country.
verb (used without object), repatriated, repatriating.
to return to one's own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.
a person who has been repatriated.

1605–15; < Late Latin repatriātus (past participle of repatriāre to return to one's fatherland), equivalent to Latin re- re- + patri(a) native country (noun use of feminine of patrius paternal, derivative of pater father) + -ātus -ate1

repatriable [ree-pey-tree-uh-buhl or, esp. British, -pa-] , adjective
repatriation, noun
nonrepatriable, adjective
nonrepatriation, noun
unrepatriated, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
1.  to send back (a refugee, prisoner of war, etc) to the country of his birth or citizenship
2.  to send back (a sum of money previously invested abroad) to its country of origin
3.  a person who has been repatriated
[C17: from Late Latin repatriāre from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repair²]

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Example sentences
Corporations do not have to pay taxes on income unless they repatriate the money.
Foreign corporations were given the right to repatriate profits freely.
Remittances may rise in the short term, though, as returning migrants repatriate their savings.
These regulations can also make it difficult to repatriate profits to an automaker's home country.
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