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COUNTRY. By country is meant the state of which one is a member.
     2. Every man's country is in general the state in which he happens to have been born, though there are some exceptions. See Domicil; Inhabitant. But a man has the natural right to expatriate himself, i. e. to abandon his country, or his right of citizenship acquired by means of naturalization in any country in which he may have taken up his residence. See Allegiance; Citizen; Expatriation. in another sense, country is the same as pais. (q.v.)

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THE father of a two- year old boy who was shot dead in Turkey appealed to the country to end its gun culture yesterday.
Meanwhile, President Bill Clinton last night urged Americans to be patient during the Florida recount - and appealed to the country to unite behind the eventual winner.
Bishop Ignace Bourget appealed to the country people to provide homes for the orphans, and the French families from surrounding parishes each adopted one or two of the unfortunate children.