émigré(redirected from Émigrés)
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One who has left a native country, especially for political reasons.
[French, from past participle of émigrer, to emigrate, from Latin ēmigrāre; see emigrate.]
émigré(ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪ; French emiɡre)
(Sociology) an emigrant, esp one forced to leave his native country for political reasons
[C18: from French, from émigrer to emigrate]
é•mi•gré(ˈɛm ɪˌgreɪ, ˌɛm ɪˈgreɪ)
an emigrant, esp. a person who flees a native land because of political conditions.
[1785–95; < French: n. use of past participle of émigrer < Latin ēmīgrāre to emigrate]
A noble fleeing the revolution; they forfeited their estates and were liable to summary execution if they returned.
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