patriate(redirected from patriates)
Related to patriates: Patriots
to bring under the authority of an autonomous country, for example as in the transfer of the Canadian constitution from UK to Canadian responsibility
pa•tri•ate(ˈpeɪ triˌeɪt; esp. Brit. ˈpæ-)
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing. Canadian.
to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country.
[1965–70; back formation from repatriate]