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Definition of Nation

Nation
Nation Na"tion, n. [F. nation, L. natio nation, race, orig., a being born, fr. natus, p. p. of nasci, to be born, for gnatus, gnasci, from the same root as E. kin. [root]44. See Kin kindred, and cf. Cognate, Natal, Native.] 1. (Ethnol.) A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock. All nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues. --Rev. vii. 9. 2. The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own. A nation is the unity of a people. --Coleridge. Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation. --F. S. Key. 3. Family; lineage. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 4. (a) One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe. (b) (Scotch Universities) One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity. 5. A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs. --Sterne. Five nations. See under Five. Law of nations. See International law, under International, and Law. Syn: people; race. See People.

Meaning of Nation from wikipedia

- A nation is a community of people formed on the basis of a common language, history, ethnicity, or a common culture, and, in many cases, a shared territory...
- The Nation is the oldest continuously published w****ly magazine in the United States, covering progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis...
- A-Nation (stylized as a-nation) is the name of an annual series of summer concerts that are held in various cities in ****an. Organized by Avex Group, ****an's...
- A nation state is a state in which a great majority shares the same culture and is conscious of it. The nation state is an ideal in which cultural boundaries...
- United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve...
- The Birth of a Nation, originally called The Clansman, is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay...
- The First Nations (French: Premières Nations [pʁəmjɛʁ nɑsjɔ̃]) are the largest group of Canadian indigenous peoples, distinct from the Inuit and Métis...
- The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious organization founded by Wallace Fard Muhammad in the United States in 1930. Scholars of religion characterise...
- 109°34′25″W / 36.18694°N 109.57361°W / 36.18694; -109.57361 The Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Bináhásdzo) is an American Indian territory covering about...
- The Commonwealth of Nations, generally known simply as the Commonwealth, is a political ****ociation of 54 member states, almost all of which are former...
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