Definition of repatriation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌriːˌpætriˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˌpeɪtriˈeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1(formal) the act of sending or bringing somebody back to their own country the repatriation of immigrants a voluntary repatriation programme
  2. 2(business) the act of sending money or profits back to your own country the repatriation of profits