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Definition of rogue state in English:

noun

A nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.
Example sentences
  • National missile defense is very useful against rogue states or inadvertent launches by more responsible powers.
  • A nuclear North Korea rogue states are terrorists armed with dirty nukes.
  • Cuba has provided dual-use biotechnology to other rogue states.

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