A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated peoples with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction.
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More definitions of "country":
- (noun): An area outside of cities and towns.
Example: "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Synonyms: rural area
- (noun): The people who live in a nation or country.
Example: "The whole country worshipped him"
Synonyms: nation, land, a people
Famous quotes containing the word country:
“There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“I have drunk ale from the Country of the Young
And weep because I know all things now:
I have been a hazel-tree, and they hung
The Pilot Star and the Crooked Plough
Among my leaves in times out of mind....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“I looked, there was nothing to see but more long streets and thousands of cars going along them, and dried-up country on each side of the streets. It was like the Sahara, only dirty.”
—Mohammed Mrabet (b. 1940)