national
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

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  • national — I adjective affecting the nation as a whole, common, country wide, domestic, established by the federal government, federal, general, government, government owned, governmental, public, publicly owned, societal, sovereign II index domestic… …   Law dictionary

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