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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  National  \Na"tion*al\  (?;  277),  a.  [Cf.  F.  national.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  nation;  common  to  a  whole  people  or 
  race;  public;  general;  as  a  national  government, 
  language,  dress,  custom,  calamity,  etc 
 
  2.  Attached  to  one's  own  country  or  nation. 
 
  {National  anthem},  a  popular  song  or  hymn  which  has  become  by 
  general  acceptance  the  recognized  musical  expression  of 
  the  patriotic  sentiment  of  a  nation;  as  ``God  save  the 
  King''  is  called  the  national  anthem  of  England. 
 
  {National  bank},  the  official  common  name  of  a  class  of 
  banking  corporations  established  under  the  laws  of  the 
  United  States. 
 
  {National  flag}.  See  under  {Flag}. 
 
  {National  guard},  a  body  of  militia,  or  a  local  military 
  organization,  as  in  Paris  during  the  French  Revolution,  or 
  as  certain  bodies  of  militia  in  other  European  countries 
  and  in  the  United  States. 
 
  {National  salute},  a  salute  consisting  of  as  many  guns  as 
  there  are  States  in  the  Union.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  national 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  belonging  to  a  nation  or  country; 
  "national  hero";  "national  anthem";  "a  national 
  landmark" 
  2:  limited  to  or  in  the  interests  of  a  particular  nation; 
  "national  interests";  "isolationism  is  a  strictly  national 
  policy"  [ant:  {international}] 
  3:  concerned  with  or  applicable  to  or  belonging  to  an  entire 
  nation  or  country;  "the  national  government";  "national 
  elections";  "of  national  concern";  "the  national  highway 
  system";  "national  forests"  [ant:  {local}] 
  4:  owned  or  maintained  for  the  public  by  the  national 
  government;  "national  parks" 
  5:  inside  the  country;  "the  British  Home  Office  has  broader 
  responsibilities  than  the  United  States  Department  of  the 
  Interior";  "the  nation's  internal  politics"  [syn:  {home(a)}, 
  {interior(a)},  {internal}] 
  6:  characteristic  of  or  peculiar  to  the  people  of  a  nation;  "a 
  national  trait" 
  7:  of  or  relating  to  nationality;  "national  origin" 
  n  :  a  person  who  owes  allegiance  to  that  nation;  "a  monarch  has 
  a  duty  to  his  subjects"  [syn:  {subject}] 




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