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country

(kŭn′trē)
n. pl. coun·tries
1.
a. A nation or state.
b. The territory of a nation or state; land.
c. The people of a nation or state; populace: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms.
2. The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
3. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country; Bible country.
4. An area or expanse outside cities and towns; a rural area: a vacation in the country.
5. Law
a. The people of a district who are eligible for jury service.
b. A jury.
6. Informal Country music.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or typical of the country: a country road; country cooking.
2. Of or relating to country music.
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Coke and its bottlers have appealed to the country's federal courts, hoping to overturn the ruling, which ordered them to suspend certain marketing and sales practices that gave them exclusive access to retailers.
In a meeting Monday with the highest authorities in Italy, the cardinal appealed to the country to work for the "right of existence of two states" in the Middle East, "the state of Israel and the Palestinian state."
President Bill Clinton last night urged Americans to be patient during the Florida recount - and appealed to the country to unite behind the winner.
The clerics appealed to the country's political and military leaders to listen to voices of church leaders, who speak on behalf of the citizens.