noun, plural na·tion·al·i·ties for 1, 2, 5, 6.
Examples from the Web for nationality
Hossein Darakhshan, born in Tehran on January 7, 1975, has dual Canadian-Iranian nationality.Iran’s Blogfather Walks Free After Six Years in Jail|IranWire|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She did, however, choose to surmise that “The nationality of the shooter, it sounds Hispanic, Latino,” based on his name.The Ugliest, Creepiest Responses to the Fort Hood Shooting|Caitlin Dickson|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is falafel Israeli and can fried chickpeas have a nationality?
The remaining one third of press releases did not include information on the nationality of those caught with drugs.At Mexican Border, Four in Five Drug Busts Involve American Citizens|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz, Tia Ghose|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If Italians cardinals vote for the next pope according to nationality, they can stop any cardinal from advancing.
The feeling of nationality has played a very subordinate part in fomenting or keeping alive Irish discontent.England's Case Against Home Rule|Albert Venn Dicey
Yet it was made by the same men, breathing the same spirit of freedom and nationality.Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman.|W. Fletcher Johnson
In a thousand ways and without any loss of vigor the sense of American nationality was expressing itself.The Path of Empire|Carl Russell Fish
Men of every age and nationality were eating, drinking, smoking and talking.Fortitude|Hugh Walpole
If Roy's nationality were suspected, 'things' might happen, and it was clearly unfair on his father to run needless risks.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for nationality
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for nationality
1690s, "national quality," from national + -ity (in some usages perhaps from French nationalité. As "fact of belonging to or being a citizen of a particular state," from 1828, gradually shading into "race, ethnicity." Meaning "separate existence as a nation" is recorded from 1832. Related: Nationalities.
But I do love a country that loves itself. I love a country that insists on its own nationality which is the same thing as a person's insisting on his own personality. [Robert Frost, letter, April 21, 1919]