(specialist) a citizen of a particular country Polish nationals living in Germany Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French, from Latin natio(n-)
‘birth, race of people’, from nat- ‘born’, from the verb nasci.Extra examples Applications for asylum from nationals of certain countries are routinely rejected. Foreign nationals are now being evacuated from the city. Portugal has an estimated 40 000 nationals in Angola. The government has advised British nationals to leave the area.