country of origin

noun phrase

: the country where something or someone comes from

Examples of country of origin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Goose was a popular choice in its country of origin, but when immigrants landed in New York in the late 1800s, beef was both more readily available and affordable. Jack Hennessy, Field & Stream, 13 Mar. 2024 But the rate was vastly different depending on country of origin, researchers found. Juliana Kim, NPR, 27 Mar. 2024 The most common way in which people identify has been (and still is) through their family’s country of origin, such as Mexican or Cuban. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 My employer has an unsavory reputation for offering compensation based on country of origin and gender. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 The only time the 1961 Convention rules comes into play is on the rare occasion when the child would otherwise be stateless; in that case, the airline’s country of origin will determine the passport. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Jan. 2024 In some instances, the U.S. goes well beyond Europe, and maintains copyright on work that is already public in its country of origin, though international agreements would allow the U.S. to adopt the shorter term of other nations on work produced there. Andrew Dalton, Fortune, 23 Dec. 2023 In Pittsburgh, the designation means city code enforcers now consider such factors as a person’s country of origin before issuing a citation for an unkempt yard, said Melissa Bertolo, a senior director at Welcoming America, which has also certified Louisville, Charlotte and Dallas. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2023 Modernize the family visa system in which family members can be forced to wait over 20 years to be reunited depending on their country of origin; 7. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024

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“Country of origin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country%20of%20origin. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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