Patrial
Patrial Pa"tri*al (p[=a]"tr[i^]*al), a. [L. patria fatherland, country, fr. pater father.] (Lat. Gram.) Derived from the name of a country, and designating an inhabitant of the country; gentile; -- said of a noun. -- n. A patrial noun. Thus Romanus, a Roman, and Troas, a woman of Troy, are patrial nouns, or patrials. --Andrews. [1913 Webster]

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  • patrial — /ˈpætriəl/ (say patreeuhl), /ˈpeɪtriəl/ (say paytreeuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to one s fatherland. 2. (of a word) derived from the name of a place or country, and used to denote a native or inhabitant of it. 3. (of a person) having… …   Australian English dictionary

  • patrial — adj. & n. Brit. hist. adj. having the right to live in the UK through the British birth of a parent or a grandparent. n. a person with this right. Derivatives: patriality n. Etymology: obs. F patrial or med.L patrialis f. L patria fatherland f.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • patrial — /pay tree euhl/, n. Brit. a native of any country who, by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent in Great Britain, has citizenship and residency rights there. [1620 30; lit., pertaining to one s own country < L patri(a) native land (fem.… …   Universalium

  • patrial — adjective Relating to the right of abode in the United Kingdom by having a British parent or grandparent …   Wiktionary

  • patrial — [ peɪtrɪəl] noun Brit. a person with the right to live in the UK through the British birth of a parent or grandparent. Derivatives patriality alɪti noun Origin C17: from Fr., or from med. L. patrialis, from L. patria fatherland , from pater… …   English new terms dictionary

  • patrial — noun (C) BrE technical someone who has a legal right to come to live in the United Kingdom because their parents, grandfather, or grandmother were born there …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • patrial — pa·tri·al …   English syllables

  • patrial —   n. pertaining to, derived from, or signifying native country. n. British, person having at least one parent or grandparent born in Britain …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • non-patrial — a person who does not have a right of abode but may live, work and settle in the UK by permission and subject to control of entry into and departure from the UK: Immigration Act 1971. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • non-patrial — …   Useful english dictionary

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