Word of the Day: Patriot



patriot

pa-tri-ot / -trē-ət, -trē-ŏt


noun

1. one who loves and defends his country and supports its way of life

Liberty is a constant battle between government; who would limit it, people; who would concede it, and patriots; who would defend it. 

Samuel R. Young, Jr., ?


etymology

Derived from the ancient Greek noun patriotes (fellow countryman).

Thanks to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.


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