[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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Word Origin & History

1592, from L.L. reparationem, from repatriatus, pp. of repatriare "return to one's own country," from L. re- "back" + patria "native land."
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Example sentences
EU law now allows for repatriation of inmates to serve their sentences in their native countries.
Representatives meet weekly to resolve issues ranging from communications between opposing armies to repatriation of war remains.
His chosen cause is the repatriation of billions of dollars supposedly stashed abroad by the rich and crooked.
Yesterday's arrivals here completed the first phase of the prisoner repatriation.
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