- patriot act,
- patriots' day,
Origin of patriotic
Examples from the Web for patriotically
Nobody is patriotically obliged to pay more tax than the law requires.
This led Jacques patriotically to defend them as good baptized Christians, who lived righteously according to their law.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
Many people were surprised to find that they could descant sincerely and patriotically upon the might and glories of the Empire.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
They make a point of being as patriotically prophetic as the most "old-fashioned Democrat."The Promise Of American Life|Herbert David Croly
1650s, "of one's own country," from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning "loyal, supporting one's own country" is from 1757. Related: Patriotical.