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Meaning of patriate

pa•tri•ate

Pronunciation: (pā'trē-āt" esp. Brit. pa'&hyphnb), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous mother country.
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