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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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11 in the wake of her government's displeasure with Pops Benedict XVI's appeal to the country to protect Christians.
An official statement issued by DTP Sunday, said the party group had gathered before the announcement of the Court's decision and decided to appeal to the country.
I feel frustration that the hopes of a city that suffered an atomic bombing do not prevail and would like to make a renewed appeal to the country and the world,'' Taue said in a press conference.