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[ney-shuh n-hoo d] /ˈneɪ ʃənˌhʊd/
the state or quality of having status as a separate and independent nation:
an African colony that achieved nationhood.
Origin of nationhood
1840-50; nation + -hood Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The generals subsidised sales of television sets to build a sense of nationhood in a large and then largely illiterate country.
  • Most of these stabs at nationhood have been frivolous and some crackpot.
  • Perhaps because the historic claim to nationhood is shaky, language has become an obsession for the nationalists.
  • The great trend in the modern era has inarguably been towards independent nationhood.
  • In that, once again, she was set back in her long struggle to attain nationhood.
  • We must somehow rediscover our sense of community, of nationhood.
  • nationhood shouldn't be dictated or manipulated by a few.
Word Origin and History for nationhood

1840, from nation + -hood.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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