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Definition of statehood noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the condition of being one of the states within a country such as the U.S. or Mexico West Virginia was granted statehood in 1863.
  2. 2the fact of being an independent country and of having the rights and powers of a country Slovakia's path to independent statehood
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