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national

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of or relating to a nation
  • played the home team's national anthem before the start of the soccer game
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national

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a person who owes allegiance to a government and is protected by it
  • recommended that foreign nationals living in the region stay alert
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citizen, subject, national mean a person owing allegiance to and entitled to the protection of a sovereign state. citizen is preferred for one owing allegiance to a state in which sovereign power is retained by the people and sharing in the political rights of those people.
    • the rights of a free citizen
subject implies allegiance to a personal sovereign such as a monarch.
    • the king's subjects
national designates one who may claim the protection of a state and applies especially to one living or traveling outside that state.
    • American nationals working in the Middle East


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