Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Loyalty to one's mother country.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Hometown, school, or parish pride or loyalty, as opposed to nationalism or patriotism
  • noun Love or celebration of a woman's influence upon society; a women's equivalent to male patriotism
  • noun Love of the motherland, as opposed to patriotism as love of the fatherland.
  • noun Pacifist patriotism; love of society as opposed to love of the state
  • noun Devotion to Mother Earth, ecology, sustainability, peace and the survival of the human species as long as possible.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

A blend of alma mater and patriotism, later reanalyzed as derived from matri- by analogy with patriotism

Examples

  • Much as I wish I could take credit for the word matriotism, another woman wrote to me and gave me the concept.

    Peace Mom

  • Much as I wish I could take credit for the word "matriotism," another woman wrote to me and gave me the concept.

    Cindy Sheehan: Matriotism

  • Much as I wish I could take credit for the word "matriotism," another woman wrote to me and gave me the concept.

    Matriotism

  • And if a man has had a nurturing mother, he will also already have a sound basis for matriotism.

    Peace Mom

  • I will never forgive myself for not trying to counteract the false patriotism he was raised on with a true sense of matriotism.

    Peace Mom

  • Grateful to know that the blood of America's founding mothers and fathers runs in her veins, Butler has been newly filled with matriotism as a direct result of the 2000 and

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Grateful to know that the blood of America's founding mothers and fathers runs in her veins, Butler has been newly filled with matriotism as a direct result of the 2000 and

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Grateful to know that the blood of America's founding mothers and fathers runs in her veins, Butler has been newly filled with matriotism as a direct result of the 2000 and

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Grateful to know that the blood of America's founding mothers and fathers runs in her veins, Butler has been newly filled with matriotism as a direct result of the 2000 and

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Grateful to know that the blood of America's founding mothers and fathers runs in her veins, Butler has been newly filled with matriotism as a direct result of the 2000 and

    Expecting Rain

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