Definition of statehood in English:

Share this entry

statehood

Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪthʊd/

noun

[mass noun]
The status of being a recognized independent nation: their aspirations for independent statehood have been consistently frustrated
More example sentences
  • 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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.