patrial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n patrial a person who has the right to be considered legally a British citizen (by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Patrial (Lat. Gram) Derived from the name of a country, and designating an inhabitant of the country; gentile; -- said of a noun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n patrial In grammar, a noun derived from the name of a country, and denoting an inhabitant of that country: as, Latin Troas, a Trojan woman; Latin Macedo, a Macedonian.
    • patrial In grammar, of or relating to a family, race, or line of descent; designating a race or nation: applied to a certain class of words.
    • patrial Relating to one's fatherland.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Patrial pā′tri-al designating a race or nation
    • n Patrial a noun derived from the name of a country
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. patria, fatherland, country, fr. pater, father