a U.S. law enacted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which gave law-enforcement officials greater ability to tap telephones and track Internet users; also called [The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001]
signed into law Oct. 26, 2001; a contrived acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
[pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, pa-] /ˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæ-/ adjective 1. of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a . 2. expressing or inspired by : a patriotic ode. adj. 1650s, “of one’s own country,” from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning […]
- Patriotic front
noun a militant nationalist political group
[pa-truh-poh-tes-tl, pey-] /ˌpæ trə poʊˈtɛs tl, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective 1. Anthropology. of or relating to the authority exercised by a father or a father’s blood relatives.
[puh-tris-tik] /pəˈtrɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the fathers of the Christian church or their writings. /pəˈtrɪstɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Fathers of the Church, their writings, or the study of these adj. 1773, from patri- + -istic. Related: patristical (1819).