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 Irish independence.

(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 serf.]

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.

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.

6. Naturally related; cognate; connected [R.]

the head is not more native to the heart, . . .
Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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