Definition of statehood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsteɪthʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪthʊd//
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  1. 1the fact of being an independent country and of having the rights and powers of a country Slovakia’s path to independent statehood
  2. 2the condition of being one of the states within a country such as the US or Australia West Virginia was granted statehood in 1863.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: statehood