I. adjective Date: 1580 1. of or relating to a nation 2. nationalist 3. comprising or characteristic of a nationality 4. belonging to or maintained by the federal government 5. of, relating to, or being a coalition government formed by most or all major political parties usually in a crisis • nationally adverb II. noun Date: 1887 1. one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject 2. a competition that is national in scope — usually used in plural Synonyms: see citizen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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