noun fa·ther·land \ˈfä-thər-ˌland\

: the country where you were born or where your family came from

Full Definition of FATHERLAND

:  the native land or country of one's father or ancestors
:  one's native land or country

Examples of FATHERLAND

  1. <though they had lived in their adopted country for many years, the immigrant families never broke their ties with the fatherland entirely>

First Known Use of FATHERLAND

12th century
FATHERLAND Defined for Kids


noun fa·ther·land \ˈfä-thər-ˌland\

Definition of FATHERLAND for Kids

:  the land of a person's birth


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