counter-state

adjective coun·ter-state \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstāt \

Definition of counter-state

: opposing or offering an alternative to a state
  • … a counter-state movement that explicitly aims to destroy nation-state boundaries …
  • —Charles Lister

First Known Use of counter-state

1910


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