from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin: repatriate war refugees.
- n. One who has been repatriated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored.
- v. To restore (a person) to his or her own country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To restore to one's own country.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore to one's own country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored
- v. send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
- v. admit back into the country
Late Latin repatriāre, repatriāt-, to return to one's country : Latin re-, re- + Latin patria, native country; see expatriate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin repatriare. Cognate to repair ("to return"). (Wiktionary)