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Definition of Nation


  1. 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. The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
  3. Family; lineage.
  4. One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
  5. One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
  6. A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.
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Nation Translations

nation in Danish is folk, nation
nation in Dutch is natie, volk
nation in Finnish is kansa, kansakunta
nation in French is peuple, nation
nation in German is Volk, Nation, Nation
nation in Hungarian is nemzet
nation in Italian is nazione
nation in Latin is natio nationis, natio, gens, populus
nation in Swedish is folk, nation