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statehood

Syllabification: state·hood
Pronunciation: /ˈstātˌho͝od
 
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Definition of statehood in English:

noun

1The status of being a recognized independent nation: the transition from late colonialism to political statehood
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  • The struggle to achieve statehood for a given nation was the driving force behind nineteenth-century nationalism.
  • Ukrainian peasants turned inwards as centralized power broke down, yet their identification with the Ukrainian nation was strengthened as a result of independent statehood.
  • In fact, the labour movement was the major driving force in the struggle for statehood and independence.
1.1The status of being a state of the US: a proposed referendum on statehood for Puerto Rico
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  • Texas became independent and later applied to the United States for statehood.

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