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Emigres, a word generally used to designate those French royalists who quitted France at the Revolution of the last century, and took refuge in other European countries, where they supported themselves by teaching French, or other similar pursuits, and in many cases settled finally in their adopted country. Napoleon when Emperor gave permission for most of the exiles to return. The name is also sometimes applied to the Huguenot and other religious refugees.