Pronunciation: (em'i-grā"; Fr. ā-mē-grā'), [key]
—pl. -grésPronunciation: (-grāz"; Fr. -grā'). [key]
1. an emigrant, esp. a person who flees from his or her native land because of political conditions.
2. a person who fled from France because of opposition to or fear of the revolution that began in 1789.
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