patriate


patriate
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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  • patriate — (v.) 1966, in Canadian English (perhaps coined by Lester B. Pearson) in reference to constitutional laws, probably a back formation from REPATRIATE (Cf. repatriate). Related: Patriated; patriation …   Etymology dictionary

  • patriate — [pā′trē āt΄] vt. patriated, patriating [back form. < REPATRIATE] Cdn. to return or turn over full legislative powers, as of amendment, to (a constitution) that were formerly held by the government of another country: a term used in Canada to… …   English World dictionary

  • patriate — patriation, n. /pay tree ayt /; esp. Brit. /pa /, v.t., patriated, patriating. Canadian. to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country. [1965 70; back formation from REPATRIATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • patriate — [ patrɪeɪt, peɪtrɪeɪt] verb transfer control over (a constitution) from a mother country to its former dependency …   English new terms dictionary

  • patriate — pa•tri•ate [[t]ˈpeɪ triˌeɪt[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈpæ [/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing. can. gov to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country • Etymology: 1965–70; back formation from repatriate pa… …   From formal English to slang

  • patriate — patriation, n. /pay tree ayt /; esp. Brit. /pa /, v.t., patriated, patriating. Canadian. to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country. [1965 70; back formation from REPATRIATE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • rex-patriate — noun (a repeat expatriate) …   Wiktionary

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  • Patriation — is a non legal term used in Canada to describe a process of constitutional change also known as homecoming of the constitution. Up until 1982, Canada was governed by a constitution that was a British law and could be changed only by an Act of the …   Wikipedia

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