counter-state

adjective
coun·​ter-state | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstāt How to pronounce counter-state (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Counter-state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counter-state. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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