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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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British Dictionary definitions for carry nation

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 carry nation

nation

n.

c.1300, from Old French nacion "birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland" (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) "birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe," literally "that which has been born," from natus, past participle of nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Political sense has gradually predominated, but earliest English examples inclined toward the racial meaning "large group of people with common ancestry." Older sense preserved in application to North American Indian peoples (1640s). Nation-building first attested 1907 (implied in nation-builder).

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