NATION - A people, or aggregation of men, existing in the form of an organized jural society, usually inhabiting a distinct portion of the earth, speaking the same language, using the same customs, possessing historic continuity, and distinguished from other like groups by their racial
origin and characteristics, and generally, but not necessarily, living under the same government and
sovereignty. Montoya v. U. S., -180 U.S. 261, 21 S. Ct. 358, 45 L.Ed. 521; Worcester v. Georgia, 6 Pet. 539, 8 L.Ed. 483; Republic of Hondura. (Black's Law 4th)
Во втором определении слово usualy/обычно сокращено. "Обычно, но не всегда, представляет собой политическое образование."
Black's 8th - NATION
nation,n.1. A large group of people having a common origin, language, and tradition and usu.
constituting a political entity. • When a nation is coincident with a state, the term nation-state is
often used. — Also termed nationality.
“The nearest we can get to a definition is to say that a nation is a group of people bound
together by common history, common sentiment and traditions, and, usually (though not always,
as, for example, Belgium or Switzerland) by common heritage. A state, on the other hand, is a
society of men united under one government. These two forms of society are not necessarily
coincident. A single nation may be divided into several states, and conversely a single state may
comprise several nations or parts of nations.” John Salmond, Jurisprudence 136 (Glanville L.
Williams ed., 10th ed. 1947).
2. A community of people inhabiting a defined territory and organized under an independent
government; a sovereign political state. Cf. STATE.
Во втором пункте говорится о "Независимом правительстве", а не о de-facto правительстве.