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state

adjective [before noun] (also State)
 
 
/steɪt/ GOVERNMENT
provided, owned, or done by the government of a country: state companies/enterprises/monopolies The main ports are owned by state economic enterprises. state education/a state school state subsidies
relating to a particular state of a country, especially the US: state agencies/employees/legislature
(Definition of state adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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