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statehood Line breaks: state|hood
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪthʊd/

Definition of statehood in English:


[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.
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