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Canadian English. Back-formation from repatriate.

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patriate (third-person singular simple present patriates, present participle patriating, simple past and past participle patriated)

  1. (Canada, transitive) To assume control of (a governmental power) from a former mother country.
    Canada moved to patriate its constitution from the United Kingdom in 1982.

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