Pa"tri*ot (?), n. [F. patriote; cf. Sp. patriota, It. patriotto; all fr. Gr. a fellow-countryman, fr. established by forefathers, fr. father. See Father.]

One who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority and interests.

Bp. Hall.

Such tears as patriots shaed for dying laws. Pope.


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Pa"tri*ot, a.

Becoming to a patriot; patriotic.


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