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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 combination of shared features such as language, history, ethnicity, culture and/or society...
- The Nation is an American liberal biw****ly magazine that covers political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis. It was founded on July 6, 1865, as...
- The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly...
- The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious and political organization founded in the United States by Wallace Fard Muhammad in 1930. A black nationalist...
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- The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a political ****ociation of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former...
- A nation-state is a political unit where the state and nation are congruent. It is a more precise concept than "country", since a country does not need...
- The League of Nations (French: Société des Nations [sɔsjete de nɑsjɔ̃]) was the first worldwide intergovernmental organisation whose prin****l mission...
- 109°34′25″W / 36.18694°N 109.57361°W / 36.18694; -109.57361 The Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Diné Biyaad), also known as Navajoland, is a Native American...
- building the longhouse"), are an Iroquoian-speaking confederacy of First Nations peoples in northeast North America/Turtle Island. They were known during...