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stateless

Syllabification: state·less
Pronunciation: /ˈstātləs
 
/

Definition of stateless in English:

adjective

(Of a person) not recognized as a citizen of any country.
Example sentences
  • But during the political upheavals she found herself a stateless person and was granted British citizenship, though she still returns to Malawi from time to time to visit her family.
  • The facts are that at a time of international conflict, a tiny proportion of stateless people on the move will hit our shores.
  • On 6 August, the High Court found that the Migration Act authorised the Australian government to detain stateless people indefinitely, regardless of the prospect of ever being able to deport them.

Derivatives

statelessness

1
Pronunciation: /ˈstātlɨsnɨs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Richard Falk argues that the statelessness of the terrorists might make democracy or nationhood an inappropriate forum of address.
  • This sense of statelessness terrified him and he dreaded what might happen if the Indonesian or Malaysian police nabbed him.
  • No people can be expected to accept a political solution that condemns them to a permanent state of poverty, statelessness and refugeehood.

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