fatherland

noun fa·ther·land \ ˈfä-t͟hər-ˌland \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of fatherland

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

Examples of fatherland in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of fatherland

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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FATHERLAND Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fatherland for English Language Learners

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


FATHERLAND Defined for Kids

fatherland

noun fa·ther·land \ ˈfä-t͟hər-ˌland \

Definition of fatherland for Students

: the land of a person's birth


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