from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being a people or one of a people: "As symbols go, few are as national and sectarian as the menorah. It is the symbol of Jewish peoplehood” ( Charles Krauthammer).
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- n. The collective sense of being part of a distinct people.
people + -hood (Wiktionary)