nationalism


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nationalism \Na"tion*al*ism\, n.
   1. The state of being national; national attachment;
      nationality.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.
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   3. National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.
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   4. A devotion to one's country; patriotism; especially. an
      exaggerated or excessive form of patriotism; chauvinism.
      [PJC]

   5. The policy of advocating the independence of one's
      country.
      [PJC]

   6. The policy of advocating the interests of one's own
      country exclusively, regardless of effects of a country's
      actions on other countries.
      [PJC]
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