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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
National \Na"tion*al\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.] 1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Attached to one's own country or nation. [1913 Webster] National anthem, a popular song or hymn which has become by general acceptance the recognized musical expression of the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, "God save the King" is called the national anthem of England. National bank, the official common name of a class of banking corporations established under the laws of the United States. National flag. See under Flag. National guard, a body of militia, or a local military organization, as in Paris during the French Revolution, or as certain bodies of militia in other European countries and in the United States. National salute, a salute consisting of as many guns as there are States in the Union. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]