associated state

noun, often capitalized A&S

Definition of associated state

: a semi-independent state within French Union bound to France by special treaties most of the associated states were once protectorates

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History and Etymology for associated state

translation of French état associé

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“Associated state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/associated%20state. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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