National
National Na"tion*al (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.] 1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Attached to one's own country or nation. [1913 Webster]

{National anthem}, a popular song or hymn which has become by general acceptance the recognized musical expression of the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, ``God save the King'' is called the national anthem of England.

{National bank}, the official common name of a class of banking corporations established under the laws of the United States.

{National flag}. See under {Flag}.

{National guard}, a body of militia, or a local military organization, as in Paris during the French Revolution, or as certain bodies of militia in other European countries and in the United States.

{National salute}, a salute consisting of as many guns as there are States in the Union. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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