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Definition of client state noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

client state

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌklaɪənt ˈsteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌklaɪənt ˈsteɪt//
 
 
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a country which depends on a larger and more powerful country for support and protection
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: client state