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Noun: nation  ney-shun
  1. A politically organized body of people under a single government
    "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol";
    - state, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
     
  2. 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";
    - land, country
     
  3. A federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)
    "the Shawnee nation"
Noun: Nation
  1. United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
    - Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation

Derived forms: nations, Nations

Type of: confederacy, confederation, dry, federation, people, political entity, political unit, prohibitionist

Encyclopedia: Nation