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patriality

a concept applicable to citizens of the UK and colonies having a right of abode in the UK. Patriality can be acquired in the following ways:
  1. (1) by being born, adopted, naturalized or registered in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man;
  2. (2) by descent from or adoption by a parent who was within (1) above or was himself descended from or adopted by a parent who was within (1) above;
  3. (3) by being settled at any time in the UK and Islands and having been at that time ordinarily resident there for five years or more;
  4. (4) by marriage.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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The Commonwealth Immigration Act 1968 invented 'patrials', those with a father or grandfather born in the UK, who were to be distinguished from 'non-patrials', obviously at that time Caribbean and Asian migrants.