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fa·ther·land

 (fä′thər-lănd′)
n.
1. One's native land.
2. The land of one's ancestors.

fatherland

(ˈfɑːðəˌlænd)
n
1. a person's native country
2. the country of a person's ancestors

fa•ther•land

(ˈfɑ ðərˌlænd)

n.
1. one's native country.
2. the land of one's ancestors.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fatherland - the country where you were born
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
old country - the country of origin of an immigrant

fatherland

noun homeland, motherland, old country, native land, land of your birth, land of your fathers They served the fatherland in its hour of need.
Translations
fædreland
domovinaotadžbina
patria

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðəlænd] Npatria f

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðərlænd] npatrie f

fatherland

[ˈfɑːðəˌlænd] npatria
References in classic literature ?
From all mountains do I look out for fatherlands and motherlands.
It was kept by a Pomeranian, and the waiters, without exception, were from the Fatherland. I fancied myself at Berlin, Unter den Linden, and I reflected that, having taken the serious step of visiting the head-quarters of the Gallic genius, I should try and project myself; as much as possible, into the circumstances which are in part the consequence and in part the cause of its irrepressible activity.
When on leaving College the cadets were received by the Emperor, he did not again refer to Kasatsky's offence, but told them all, as was his custom, that they should serve him and the fatherland loyally, that he would always be their best friend, and that when necessary they might approach him direct.