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English definition of “state”


adjective [before noun]     /steɪt/
B2 provided , created , or done by the state (= government of a country ): state education / industries state legislature / law state control state funding / pensions / subsidies Politics State events are formal official ceremonies that involve a leader of a country or someone who represents the government : the state opening of Parliament a state funeral Politics
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