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

1720–30; patriot + -ism

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

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Word Origin & History

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
Chinese fans were better behaved and began the night by issuing a lesson in
  sportsmanship and patriotism.
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