Entry from US English dictionary
A ceremonial visit to a foreign country by a head of state.
- George Bush will be visiting on a state visit on 19, 20 and 21 November.
- Roh's visit is the first state visit by a South Korean leader.
- In fact, with Prince William and Alistair Campbell coming over with the rugby players, we have the state visit to end all state visits.
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Syllabification: state vis·it
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