American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin: repatriate war refugees.
- n. One who has been repatriated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore to one's own country.
- n. a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored.
- v. transitive To restore (a person) to his or her own country.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To restore to one's own country.
- 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
- Latin repatriare. Cognate to repair ("to return"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The way we do it now is that when a multinational brings the money they earned overseas back home -- when they "repatriate" it, to use the more technical term -- we tax it at whatever the difference is between our corporate-tax rate and the corporate-tax rate they've already paid.”
“They want to 'repatriate' legal UK residents for god's sake!”
“On Friday Industry Minister Luc Chatel tried to cast Renault's decision as evidence that the government's recent €6 billion aid plan was encouraging companies to "repatriate" production to France.”
“In an interview on Friday morning with French radio, Industry Minister Luc Chatel tried to cast Renault's decision as evidence that the government's recent €6 billion aid plan was encouraging companies to "repatriate" production to France.”
“Under current law, U.S. companies can defer taxes indefinitely on the many of the profits they say they have earned overseas until they "repatriate" that money back to the U.S.”
“Thomson and lighting designer Martin Conboy, and is intended to symbolically "repatriate" the bodies of the war dead who, by law, had to be buried in Europe.”
“The Tories say they would "repatriate" some aid policy, but do not explain how they would do this in face of unanimous opposition from Brussels and EU partners.”
“This will help reduce any incentive to "repatriate" several times;”
“The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) demanded that South Africa "repatriate" all mercenaries fighting with government troops.”
“In a speech last month at the Chatham House think tank, Clegg made a case for the need for Britain to "repatriate" its foreign policy after a half-century of what he called the "default Atlanticism" of a succession of Labor and Conservative governments.”
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