Definition of parastate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌstāt/

Entry from US English dictionary


A region that seeks or claims but does not have the status of a recognized independent state.
Example sentences
  • The parastate, most often, seeks to represent itself as the state within the state.
  • In practice, coordinated by the official state apparatus, the parastate acquired enormous importance within and parallel to the institutional Right.
  • Such examples also point to a conundrum for the parastate: it may be too small to survive.
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