Meaning of “state of emergency” in the English Dictionary

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"state of emergency" in American English

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state of emergencynoun [ U ]

us /ˈsteɪt əv ɪˈmɜr·dʒən·si/

an extreme condition caused by severe weather or war in which a government allows itself special powers:

The governor declared a state of emergency in two counties hit by the hurricane.

(Definition of “state of emergency” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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