motherlands

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motherlands

  1. plural form of motherland
    • 1922, Francesco Saverio Nitti, Peaceless Europe[1]:
      I would therefore take as a guiding principle of the peace that as far as is humanly possible the different races should be allocated to their motherlands, and that this human criterion should have precedence over considerations of strategy or economics or communications, which can usually be adjusted by other means.