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)
to return to one's own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.
a person who has been repatriated.
Origin: 1605–15; < Late Latinrepatriātus (past participle of repatriāre to return to one's fatherland), equivalent to Latinre-re- + patri(a) native country (noun use of feminine of patrius paternal, derivative of paterfather) + -ātus-ate1