to restore or return to one's country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship (repatriate prisoners of war as quickly as they can be processed). retrans retransmission RMCT regional movement control team
To return someone to his or her home country. Voluntary repatriation is when a person chooses to return to the home country. This may occur when the danger that threatened the person has ended. Involuntary repatriation, forced repatriation, or refoulement occurs when a person is forced to return to the home country against his or her will. This may occur when the country where a person seeks asylum does not recognize that person as a refugee; i.e., a person with a "well-founded fear of persecution."