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Nation

[ney-shuh n] /ˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
Carry or Carrie (Amelia Moore) 1846–1911, U.S. temperance leader.
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nation

/ˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
an aggregation of people or peoples of one or more cultures, races, etc, organized into a single state the Australian nation
2.
a community of persons not constituting a state but bound by common descent, language, history, etc the French-Canadian nation
3.
  1. a federation of tribes, esp American Indians
  2. the territory occupied by such a federation
Derived Forms
nationhood, noun
nationless, adjective
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin nātiō birth, tribe, from nascī to be born
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Word Origin and History for c nation
nation
c.1300, from O.Fr. nacion, from L. nationem (nom. natio) "nation, stock, race," lit. "that which has been born," from natus, pp. of nasci "be born" (Old L. gnasci; see genus). Political sense has gradually taken over from racial meaning "large group of people with common ancestry." Older sense preserved in application to N.Amer. Indian peoples (1640s). Nation-building first attested 1907 (implied in nation-builder).
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