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A patriot is someone who feels a strong support for their country. (See also Patriotism.) It is derived from the Hellenic (Greek) word Πατρίς (Patris), which means fatherland. It is the adjective in πατρίς γαία meaning father's land. Πατήρ means Father, the equivalent of Latin Pater. The term may also refer to:









  • Patriot Day, a U.S. commemoration day established in remembrance of the losses of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
  • Patriots' Day, a holiday in the U.S. states of Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin in honor of Lexington and Concord (American Revolutionary War)


  • New England Patriots, an American football team of the National Football League, based in Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • El Paso Patriots, a soccer team of the USL Premier Development League, based in El Paso, Texas
  • Fayetteville Patriots, a defunct basketball team of the National Basketball Development League team, based in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • George Mason Patriots, the name given to the athletics teams from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Patrioci Poznań, an American football team of the Polish American Football League, based in Poznań, Poland
  • Ozark Patriots, a baseball team based in Ozark, Alabama
  • Patriotas F.C., soccer team of the Categoría Primera A, based in Tunja, Colombia
  • Patriot League, a college athletic conference that operates in the northeastern United States
  • Somerset Patriots, a minor league baseball team based in Bridgewater, New Jersey


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