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nation (ˈneɪʃən)
 
n
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.  a.  a federation of tribes, esp American Indians
 b.  the territory occupied by such a federation
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin nātiō birth, tribe, from nascī to be born]
 
'nationhood
 
n
 
'nationless
 
adj

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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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