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 for national
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  national \na"tion*al\ (?; 277), n.
     1. A citizen (of a particular country); as, U. S. nationals
        are advised to contact their embassy when abroad.
     2. A country-wide sports competition; for a series of
        competitions, the plural form is usually used; as, to
        advance to the nationals.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  National \Na"tion*al\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or
        race; public; general; as, a national government,
        language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Attached to one's own country or nation.
        [1913 Webster]
     National anthem, a popular song or hymn which has become by
        general acceptance the recognized musical expression of
        the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, "God save the
        King" is called the national anthem of England.
     National bank, the official common name of a class of
        banking corporations established under the laws of the
        United States.
     National flag. See under Flag.
     National guard, a body of militia, or a local military
        organization, as in Paris during the French Revolution, or
        as certain bodies of militia in other European countries
        and in the United States.
     National salute, a salute consisting of as many guns as
        there are States in the Union. [U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country;
             "national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"
      2: limited to or in the interests of a particular nation;
         "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national
         policy" [ant: international]
      3: concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire
         nation or country; "the national government"; "national
         elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway
         system"; "national forests" [ant: local]
      4: owned or maintained for the public by the national
         government; "national parks"
      5: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader
         responsibilities than the United States Department of the
         Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: home(a),
         interior(a), internal, national]
      6: characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; "a
         national trait"
      7: of or relating to nationality; "national origin"
      n 1: a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has
           a duty to his subjects" [syn: national, subject]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "national":
     all-comprehending, all-comprehensive, all-covering, all-embracing,
     all-encompassing, all-filling, all-including, all-inclusive,
     all-pervading, allover, catholic, chauvinistic, citizen,
     citizen by adoption, civic, civil, clannish, common, communal,
     cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, country-wide, ecumenic, ethnic, family,
     federal, galactic, general, genetic, gentile, gentilic, global,
     governmental, heaven-wide, home, hyphenate, hyphenated American,
     immigrant, inhabitant, inland, internal, international, intestine,
     jingoistic, lineal, metic, municipal, nationalist, nationalistic,
     native, naturalized citizen, nondenominational, nonnative citizen,
     nonsectarian, patriotic, phyletic, phylogenetic, planetary,
     popular, public, racial, resident, social, societal, state,
     subject, supranational, total, totemic, tribal, universal,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NATIONAL or PUBLIC DOMAIN. All the property which belongs to the state is 
  comprehended under the name of national or public domain. 
       2. Care must be taken not to confound the public or national domain, 
  with the national finances, or the public revenue, as taxes, imposts, 
  contributions, duties, and the like, which are not considered as property, 
  and are essentially attached to the sovereignty. Vide Domain; Eminent 

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