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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patriotism  \Pa"tri*ot*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  patriotisme.] 
  Love  of  country;  devotion  to  the  welfare  of  one's  country; 
  the  virtues  and  actions  of  a  patriot;  the  passion  which 
  inspires  one  to  serve  one's  country.  --Berkley. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  love  of  country  and  willingness  to  sacrifice  for  it  [syn:  {nationalism}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PATRIOTISM,  n.  Combustible  rubbish  read  to  the  torch  of  any  one 
  ambitious  to  illuminate  his  name 
  In  Dr  Johnson's  famous  dictionary  patriotism  is  defined  as  the 
  last  resort  of  a  scoundrel.  With  all  due  respect  to  an  enlightened 
  but  inferior  lexicographer  I  beg  to  submit  that  it  is  the  first 

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