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patrial

Line breaks: pat|rial
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪtrɪəl/

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Definition of patrial in English:

noun

British
A person with the right to live in the UK through the British birth of a parent or grandparent: the 1971 Act classified people as patrials and non-patrials

Origin

early 17th century: from French, or from medieval Latin patrialis, from Latin patria 'fatherland', from pater 'father'.

Derivatives

patriality

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈalɪti/
noun

Words that rhyme with patrial

atrial

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