Definition of patriate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpātrēˌāt/


[with object]
Transfer control over (a constitution) from a mother country to its former dependency: the Canadian government moved to patriate the constitution from Great Britain
More example sentences
  • Nine provinces signed on to patriate the constitution, anyway.
  • The relevant events happened before the Convention rights were patriated by the HRA.

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Syllabification: pa·tri·ate

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