from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Return or restoration to one's own country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Restoration to one's country.

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  • noun The process of returning of a person to their country of origin or citizenship.
  • noun Process of converting a foreign currency into the currency of one's own country

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of returning to the country of origin


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From Late Latin repatrio ("to restore someone to his homeland").


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  • In issuing the statement, the State Department makes it clear it does not provide free transportation but will make what it calls repatriation loans to those who need them to pay for transportation.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2006 2006

  • By the time he left, I actually had a soft spot for the poor old guy, and I went out of my way to wish him luck before they shipped him off for what they called repatriation.

    Closing Time Joseph Heller 1994

  • Talk of near-term repatriation of funds by insurers and Japanese companies more generally, given the repatriation that occurred after the earthquake that hit Kobe in 1995, helped the yen bounce quickly Friday from its initial quake-related fall.

    Yen's Gains May Sputter Takashi Mochizuki 2011

  • Liberia was founded as a result of freed slaves who were granted repatriation from the U.S. to Africa.

    Clinton in Liberia for meeting with president 2009

  • "And if that's the case, then we could well see that providing the dollar with a little bit of support on near-term repatriation flows."

    Dollar Weakness Continues 2007

  • Their findings are sent to the US for analysis in repatriation ceremonies - such as one that will be attended by Clinton and the Evert sons on Saturday.

    Evert, Lawrence G. 1990

  • Of these solutions, voluntary repatriation is no longer of great importance.

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Nobel Lecture 1954

  • The yen was firm on Wednesday on expectations of a pick up in Japanese repatriation flows before the fiscal year which ends in March, while the euro and the pound were subdued on fresh worries about Europe's fiscal health. Aktuelle Nachrichten 2010

  • The Canadian government had appealed the decision of a lower court, which had ordered the government to request Khadr's repatriation from the Americans - as the British and Australian governments did years ago.

    The Guardian World News Jeffery Ewener 2010

  • This despite an April 23, 2009 Federal Court ruling [13] ordering the government of Canada to seek Omar Khadr’s repatriation from the United States.

    Kenney’s Canada: Who’s in, who’s out and who is getting kicked out : Law is Cool 2009


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