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Dictionary definition for: Nation

1. (n) a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president" "African nations" "students who had come to the nation''s capitol" "the country''s largest manufacturer" "an industrialized land"

2. (n) the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation''s mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

3. (n) a federation of tribes (especially native American tribes) "the Shawnee nation"

4. (n) United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)

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