coun·​ter-state ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstāt How to pronounce counter-state (audio)
: opposing or offering an alternative to a state
… a counter-state movement that explicitly aims to destroy nation-state boundaries …Charles Lister

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counter-state was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Counter-state.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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