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Meaning of émigré

é•mi•gré

Pronunciation: (em'i-grā" Fr. ā-mē-grā'), [key]
— pl. -grés
  1. an emigrant, esp. a person who flees from his or her native land because of political conditions.
  2. a person who fled from France because of opposition to or fear of the revolution that began in 1789.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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