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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Loyalty to one's mother country.


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


  • 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

  • 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

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


  • Inspired by Kucinich’s bill and Jefferson’s words, and in a flurry of matriotism, I handwrote postcards to all 40 members of the Judiciary Committee, letting them know that I want them to uphold the Constitution and impeach Bush.

    Impeachment Action Is Working!

  • Before I delve into the concept of matriotism, let’s explore the word patriotism.

    Peace Mom


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