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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: compatriote, from Late Latin, from Latin com- ( COM-) + Late Latin patriota ( PATRIOT)

compatriot

noun
     
com‧pat‧ri‧ot [countable]
SAN someone who was born in or is a citizen of the same country as someone else
somebody's compatriot
Schmidt defeated his compatriot Hausmann in the quarter final.

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