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nation-state

[ney-shuh n-steyt] /ˈneɪ ʃənˌsteɪt/
noun
1.
a sovereign state inhabited by a relatively homogeneous group of people who share a feeling of common nationality.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • By the second act, he laid the foundations of a later nationstate france.
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nation-state

noun
1.
an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only
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