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statehood

noun [U]  /ˈsteɪt·hʊd/ us  
social studies the condition of being a political unit within a country, for example within the U.S: Both Alaska and Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959. social studies Statehood is also the condition of being a country: the struggle for Palestinian statehood
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