When the U.S. won its independence and Britain transferred control, this was an example of patriate.
Origin of patriateback-formation ; from repatriate
(third-person singular simple present patriates, present participle patriating, simple past and past participle patriated)
- (Canada) To assume control of a governmental power from a former mother country.
- Canada moved to patriate its constitution from the United Kingdom in 1982.
Canadian English. Back-formation from repatriate.