Definition of patriot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

patriot

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BrE BrE//ˈpeɪtriət//
 
, also BrE//ˈpætriət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪtriət//
 
 
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a person who loves their country and who is ready to defend it against an enemy I wouldn’t say I’m a great patriot, but I would never betray my country. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the late Latin sense): from French patriote, from late Latin patriota ‘fellow countryman’, from Greek patriōtēs, from patrios ‘of one's fathers’, from patris ‘fatherland’.
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