Definition of Nationality

1. Noun. People having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation. "Such images define their sense of nationality"

Generic synonyms: People
Derivative terms: National, National, National, National, National



2. Noun. The status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization.
Generic synonyms: Position, Status
Derivative terms: National

Definition of Nationality

1. n. The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one's own nation; patriotism.

Definition of Nationality

1. Noun. Membership of a particular nation or state, by origin, birth, naturalization, ownership, allegiance or otherwise. ¹

2. Noun. National, i.e. ethnic and/or cultural, character or identity. ¹

3. Noun. A people sharing a common origin, culture and/or language, and possibly constituting a nation-state. ¹

4. Noun. Political existence, independence or unity as a national entity. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) Nationalism or patriotism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nationality

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Nationality

1. Origin: Cf. F. Nationalite. 1. The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one's own nation; patriotism. 2. The sum of the qualities which distinguish a nation; national character. 3. A race or people, as determined by common language and character, and not by political bias or divisions; a nation. "the fulfillment of his mission is to be looked for in the condition of nationalities and the character of peoples." (H. W. Beecher) 4. Existence as a distinct or individual nation; national unity and integrity. 5. The state or quality of belonging to or being connected with a nation or government by nativity, character, ownership, allegiance, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nationality

nationalisations
nationalise
nationalised
nationaliser
nationalisers
nationalises
nationalising
nationalism
nationalisms
nationalist
nationalist leader
nationalistic
nationalistically
nationalists
nationalities
nationality (current term)
nationalization
nationalizations
nationalize
nationalized
nationalizer
nationalizers
nationalizes
nationalizing
nationally
nationalness
nationals
nationhood
nationhoods
nationism

Literary usage of Nationality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"An individual may own double nationality knowingly or unknowingly, ... And double nationality may be produced by every mode of acquiring nationality. ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"THE JAPANESE LAW OF nationality The Japanese law of nationality was amended during the last session of the Imperial Diet, and as amended received the ..."

3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"Upon acquisition of foreign nationality or loss of nationality by husband. ^he small number of countries providing for the unconditional loss of na- ..."

4. The Spirit of Russia: Studies in History, Literature and Philosophy by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1919)
"59- SINCE from the philosophers and publicists with whom we have now to deal we shall hear a great deal more about the problem of "nation" and "nationality ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"nationality is the fact of belonging to, or of being a member of, a state. ... As every individual is presumed to belong to some state, nationality has been ..."

6. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1922)
"AN ACCURATE INDEX OF nationality ... H. Jordan, nationality and School Progress. Public School Publishing Co., ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"nationality. nationality is both an ethnic and a legal term. As an ethnological concept it has reference to the racial status of an individual or group. ..."

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