What does the word nationality mean?

Usage examples for nationality

  1. " If," said Lord Durham, " the population of Upper Canada is rightly estimated at four hundred thousand, the English inhabitants of Lower Canada at one hundred and fifty thousand, and the French at four hundred and fifty thousand, the union of the two provinces would not only give a clear English majority, but one which would be increased every year by the influence of English emigration, and I have little doubt that the French, when once placed by the legitimate course of events in a minority, would abandon their vain hopes of nationality." – George Brown by John Lewis
  2. About many nations there is a fringe of people of like nationality subject to other states. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  3. The blood of Circassian upon Circassian was in his veins, and the trace of their nationality was upon his brow, but there was in the eye a doomed darkness of expression that caused the beautiful creature before him to almost tremble with fear. – The Circassian Slave; or, The Sultan's Favorite A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus by Lieutenant Maturin Murray