Definition of nonstate actor in English:

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nonstate actor

noun

An individual or organization that has significant political influence but is not allied to any particular country or state.
Example sentences
  • The second is the growing power of non-state actors.
  • The wording of the first clause also leaves open the question whether terrorism can be committed by states or only by non-state actors.
  • Under international law, the state has a clear responsibility for human rights abuses committed by non-state actors.

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Syllabification: non·state ac·tor

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