Definition of repatriation in English:



mass noun
  • 1The return of someone to their own country.

    ‘the voluntary repatriation of refugees’
    count noun ‘one of the largest repatriations the world has ever seen’
    • ‘Maternal custody can only perform this repatriation for mixed-race children born to mothers of African descent, however.’
    • ‘The journalist's series on the repatriation of illegal immigrant Mozambicans caught in South Africa is very moving.’
    • ‘The Pentagon has had a policy of refusing press access to the repatriation of dead military personnel.’
    • ‘Repatriation is one of the great neglected areas of expatriate life.’
    • ‘The author tells of five men sentenced to death for intentionally wounding themselves in the hope of repatriation.’
    • ‘The island currently already serves as a transit point for the repatriation of illegal Chinese immigrants.’
    • ‘The repatriation is voluntary and refugees in the camp have been queueing up to register for repatriation.’
    • ‘He never argued for forced repatriation.’
    • ‘A companion accompanying an ill member during repatriation will be covered up to a maximum of 955 euros in travel expenses.’
    • ‘The 40-year old father of three is equally worried by the repatriation.’
    1. 1.1 The sending of money back to one's own country.
      ‘the repatriation of profits by foreign investors’
      • ‘The cabinet ratified a new investment law that allows for full repatriation of profits.’
      • ‘It will further destabilize an already crumbling bond market, with foreign repatriation adding to the wounds inflicted by the Fed's own foolishness.’
      • ‘In Singapore, there are no restrictions on the amount of capital investment, nor on the repatriation of capital or remittance of profits.’
      • ‘The government imposed capital control measures, banning capital repatriation overseas for a year.’
      • ‘Make sure you take advantage of the repatriation tax break just like the big boys.’
      • ‘Furthermore, the new rule provides for a potential waiver of interest on the repatriation of funds.’
      • ‘Even the announcements of the currency repatriations can trigger short covering rallies.’
      • ‘The government introduced a "Scheme of Arrangement" whereby a means of allowing partial capital repatriation was permitted.’
      • ‘The convertibility of currencies and regulations on foreign ownership or the repatriation of profits are also important.’
      • ‘It will ensure the timely repatriation of foreign currency.’