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NATION, n. to be born

1. A body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same sovereign or government as the English nation the French nation. It often happens that many nations are subject to one government in which case, the word nation usually denotes a body of people speaking the same language, or a body that has formerly been under a distinct government, but has been conquered, or incorporated with a larger nation. Thus the empire of Russia comprehends many nations, as did formerly the Roman and Persian empires. Nation, as its etymology imports, originally denoted a family or race of men descended from a common progenitor, like tribe, but by emigration, conquest and intermixture of men of different families, this distinction is in most countries lost.
2. A great number, by way of emphasis.
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Entry for 'Nation'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​n/nation.html.
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