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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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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.
There is only one person who has the commanding stature to appeal to the country at large and that is Ken Clarke,' he said.