Nationality etymology


English word nationality comes from English national, English -ity

Etymology of nationality

Detailed word origin of nationality

Dictionary entry Language Definition
national English (en) (by extension) Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).. Of or having to do with a nation. (usually, in the plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.. A subject of a nation.
-ity English (en) Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
nationality English (en) (archaic) Nationalism or patriotism.. A people sharing a common origin, culture and/or language, and possibly constituting a nation-state.. Membership of a particular nation or state, by origin, birth, naturalization, ownership, allegiance or otherwise.. National, i.e. ethnic and/or cultural, character or identity.. Political existence, independence or unity as a national entity.

Words with the same origin as nationality