Meaning of NATIONAL in English

I. adjective Date: 1580 of or relating to a nation, ~ist , comprising or characteristic of a ~ity, belonging to or maintained by the federal government, of, relating to, or being a coalition government formed by most or all major political parties usually in a crisis, ~ly adverb II. noun Date: 1887 one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject, a competition that is ~ in scope, see: citizen

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