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statehood

[steyt-hoo d] /ˈsteɪt hʊd/
noun
1.
the status or condition of being a state, especially a state of the U.S.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; state + -hood
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  • But statehood must be, at some point, a willing acceptance of principles.
  • There are peoples that aspire to statehood and peoples that have statehood thrust upon them.
  • But the decision has laid down one stone on the road to statehood.
  • The first day of statehood was top-of-the-page news for this newspaper's predecessor, below.
Word Origin and History for statehood
n.

1819, from state (n.) + -hood.

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