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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 na·tion·al·i·ty /ˌnæʃəˈnæləti, ˌnæʃˈnæ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Na·tion·al·i·ty n.; pl. Nationalities
 1. The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one's own nation; patriotism.
 2. The sum of the qualities which distinguish a nation; national character.
 3. A race or people, as determined by common language and character, and not by political bias or divisions; a nation.
    The fulfillment of his mission is to be looked for in the condition of nationalities and the character of peoples.   --H. W. Beecher.
 4. Existence as a distinct or individual nation; national unity and integrity.
 5. The state or quality of belonging to or being connected with a nation or government by nativity, character, ownership, allegiance, etc.; as, to record one's nationality on identification papers; the Soviet Union had citizens of many nationalities.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or