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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nationality  \Na`tion*al"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Nationalities}.  [Cf.  F. 
  nationalit['e].] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  national,  or  strongly  attached  to 
  one's  own  nation;  patriotism. 
 
  2.  The  sum  of  the  qualities  which  distinguish  a  nation; 
  national  character. 
 
  3.  A  race  or  people,  as  determined  by  common  language  and 
  character,  and  not  by  political  bias  or  divisions;  a 
  nation. 
 
  the  fulfillment  of  his  mission  is  to  be  looked  for 
  in  the  condition  of  nationalities  and  the  character 
  of  peoples.  --H.  W. 
  Beecher. 
 
  4.  Existence  as  a  distinct  or  individual  nation;  national 
  unity  and  integrity. 
 
  5.  The  state  or  quality  of  belonging  to  or  being  connected 
  with  a  nation  or  government  by  nativity,  character, 
  ownership,  allegiance,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nationality 
  n  1:  the  people  of  a  nation  or  country  or  a  community  of  persons 
  bound  by  a  common  heritage;  "a  nation  of  Catholics"; 
  "the  whole  country  worshipped  him"  [syn:  {nation},  {land}, 
  {country},  {a  people}] 
  2:  the  status  of  belonging  to  a  particular  nation  by  birth  or 
  naturalization 




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