3. National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.
(Na"tion*al*ist), n. One who advocates national unity and independence; one of a party favoring
(Na`tion*al"i*ty) n.; pl. Nationalities [Cf. F. nationalité.]
1. The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one's own nation; patriotism.
2. The sum of the qualities which distinguish a nation; national character.
3. A race or people, as determined by common language and character, and not by political bias or
divisions; a nation.
the fulfillment of his mission is to be looked for in the condition of nationalities and the character of
peoples.H. W. Beecher.
4. Existence as a distinct or individual nation; national unity and integrity.
5. The state or quality of belonging to or being connected with a nation or government by nativity, character,
ownership, allegiance, etc.
(Na`tion*al*i*za"tion) n. The act of nationalizing, or the state of being nationalized.
(Na"tion*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nationalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nationalizing ] [Cf. F.
nationaliser.] To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation,
or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.
(Na"tion*al*ly), adv. In a national manner or way; as a nation. "The jews . . . being nationally
espoused to God by covenant." South.
(Na"tion*al*ness), n. The quality or state of being national; nationality. Johnson.
(Na"tive) a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Naïve, Nelf a
1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.]
Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.Cudworth.
2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born;
opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc.
3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region
where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries.
4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust. Milton.
5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius,
cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
Courage is native to you.Jowett
6. Naturally related; cognate; connected [R.]
the head is not more native to the heart, . . .Shak.
Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.