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
[ree-pey-tree-uh-buh l or, esp. British, -pa-] /riˈpeɪ tri ə bəl or, esp. British, -ˈpæ-/ (Show IPA), adjective
1590s, from Late Latin reparationem (nominative repatriatio), noun of action from past participle stem of repatriare "return to one's own country," from Latin re- "back" (see re-) + patria "native land" (see patriot).
1610s, from Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare "return to one's country" (see repatriation). Related: Repatriated; repatriating.