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statehood

noun [U] uk   /ˈsteɪt.hʊd/ us  
the condition of being a country or a part of a large country that has its own government: The US-Mexican War of 1846–48 was sparked by a dispute over Texas statehood.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
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