Definition of parastate in English:


Syllabification: par·a·state
Pronunciation: /ˈparəˌstāt


  • A region that seeks or claims but does not have the status of a recognized independent state.
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    • Neither parastate had a shred of official recognition from the outside world, but they believed that their manoeuvring would be rewarded in the end.
    • The parastates are again preparing for battle.
    • Such examples also point to a conundrum for the parastate: it may be too small to survive.

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