Emigre meaning

ĕmĭ-grā
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One who has left a native country, especially for political reasons.
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An emigrant.
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A person forced to flee his or her country for political reasons, as a Royalist during the French Revolution.
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A Frenchman who has departed their native land, especially a royalist who left during the French Revolution.
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An emigrant, one who departs their native land to become an immigrant in another, especially a political exile.
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Origin of emigre

  • French from past participle of émigrer to emigrate from Latin ēmigrāre emigrate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French émigré.

    From Wiktionary