patriotism

[pey-tree-uh-tiz-uhm or, esp. British, pa-]
noun
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.

Origin:
1720–30; patriot + -ism

antipatriotism, noun
hyperpatriotism, noun
overpatriotism, noun
propatriotism, noun
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patriotism (ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm)
 
n
Compare nationalism devotion to one's own country and concern for its defence

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patriotism
1726, from patriot + -ism.
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Example sentences
Reagan too was an everyday hero whose life was defined by a deep patriotism.
Similarly, evolution did not select for national patriotism.
There were so many more who met their duty and their destiny with gallantry and
  patriotism.
Chinese fans were better behaved and began the night by issuing a lesson in
  sportsmanship and patriotism.
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