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
though they had lived in their adopted country for many years, the immigrant families never broke their ties with the fatherland entirely
Recent Examples of fatherland from the Web
The fatherland bade auf wiedersehen: United, free, at peace...for now.
Never one to shy away from controversy or provocation, Rodriguez considers the concept of fatherhood through the bittersweet legacy and heritage of the fatherland, in this case Mexico.
Elections have been delayed, rules to rewrite a constitution that usually require a referendum have been ignored and civilians are being brought before military tribunals on charges of betraying the fatherland.
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First Known Use of fatherland
FATHERLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fatherland for English Language Learners
: the country where you were born or where your family came from
FATHERLAND Defined for Kids
Definition of fatherland for Students
: the land of a person's birth
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