Patriotism [pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or

devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.


[pey-tree-uh t, -ot or, esp. British, pa-tree-uh t]

a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.

Patriot became Patriotism because of instead of just one person being the patriot its a whole nation supporting it.

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