[ noun ] 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" "the whole country worshipped him"
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
it might be pointed_out that the integrating function of religion , for good or ill , has often supported or been identified with other groupings - political , nationality , language , class , racial , sociability , even economic .
[ noun ] the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization