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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Patriot

PAT'RIOT, noun [Latin patria, one's native country, form pater, father.]

A person who loves his country, and zealously supports and defends it and its interests.

Such tears as patriots shed for dying laws.

PAT'RIOT, adjective Patriotic; devoted to the welfare of one's country; as patriot zeal.