noun Bun·des·staat \-dəs(h)ˌshtät, G -täät\

Definition of Bundesstaat



  1. :  a federated state :  federation 2a —contrasted with Staatenbund

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Origin and Etymology of bundesstaat

German, from bundes (genitive of bund) + staat state, from Middle High German stat condition, from Latin status condition, position — more at state

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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