Definition of “statehood” - English Dictionary

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“statehood” in British English

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statehoodnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsteɪt.hʊd/ us /ˈsteɪt.hʊd/

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.

(Definition of “statehood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“statehood” in American English

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statehoodnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsteɪt·hʊd/

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

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