Meaning of patriotic

pa•tri•ot•ic

Pronunciation: (pā"trē-ot'ik or, esp. Brit., pa"-), [key]
  1. of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.
  2. expressing or inspired by patriotism: a patriotic ode.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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