nationality

[nash-uh-nal-i-tee] /ˌnæʃ əˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural nationalities for 1, 2, 5, 6.
1.
the status of belonging to a particular nation, whether by birth or naturalization:
"the nationality of an immigrant."
2.
the relationship of property, holdings, etc., to a particular nation, or to one or more of its members:
"the nationality of a ship."
4.
existence as a distinct nation; national independence:
"a small colony that has just achieved nationality."
5.
a nation or people:
"the nationalities of the Americas."
6.
a national quality or character:
"Nationalities tend to submerge and disappear in a metropolis."
Origin
1685–95; national + -ity
Example Sentences for nationality
The ranking reports on where the gambling takes place, rather than the nationality of the gamblers.
nationality and national origin may be different, but for purposes of employment the distinction may not make a difference.
It turns out that five of the eight new appointees hold a second nationality.
The pirates often determined a ship's nationality first.
The nationality of the jurors could prove to be a factor in the results.
But the bond of brotherhood is not a common nationality or race--for in these they.
Application is open to all interested applicants from any nationality across the globe.
But such differences are trumped by those based on nationality.
But that has not stopped the tales from being embraced by almost every culture and nationality in the world.
There is also no correlation with race or nationality.
British Dictionary definitions for nationality
nationality (ˌnæʃəˈnælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or fact of being a citizen of a particular nation
2.  a body of people sharing common descent, history, language, etc; a nation
3.  a national group: 30 different nationalities are found in this city
4.  national character or quality
5.  the state or fact of being a nation; national status

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Word Origin and History for nationality
nationality
"fact of belonging to a particular nation," 1828, from national + -ity.
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