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Nation

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(1):

(n.) A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.

(2):

(n.) Family; lineage.

(3):

(n.) One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.

(4):

(n.) A great number; a great deal; - by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.

(5):

(n.) One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.

(6):

(n.) The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Nation'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/n/nation.html. 1828.

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