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Topic: CITIZENSHIP

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: réfugié, past participle of réfugier 'to take refuge', from Latin refugium; REFUGE

refugee

noun
     
ref‧u‧gee W3 [countable]
PMPGC someone who has been forced to leave their country, especially during a war, or for political or religious reasons:
Refugees were streaming across the border.
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