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(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.


(n.) Family; lineage.


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


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


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


(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. 1828.

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