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repatriate

  

      vb   tr  
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  
      n  
3    a person who has been repatriated  
     (C17: from Late Latin repatriare from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repair2)  
   repatriation             n  
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