Pa"tri*ot (?), n. [F. patriote;
cf. Sp. patriota, It. patriotto; all fr. Gr. ? a
fellow-countryman, fr. ? established by forefathers, fr. ? father.
See Father.] One who loves his country, and zealously
supports its authority and interests. Bp. Hall.
Such tears as patriots shaed for dying
Pa"tri*ot, a. Becoming to a