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Dictionary definition for: National

1. (n) a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

2. (a) of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; "national hero" "national anthem" "a national landmark"

3. (a) limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests" "isolationism is a strictly national policy"

4. (a) concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; "the national government" "national elections" "of national concern" "the national highway system" "national forests"

5. (s) owned or maintained for the public by the national government; "national parks"

6. (s) inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior" "the nation''s internal politics"

7. (a) characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; "a national trait"

8. (a) of or relating to nationality; "national origin"

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