in·​tra·​state | \ ˌin-trə-ˈstāt How to pronounce intrastate (audio) , -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intrastate

: existing or occurring within a state

Examples of intrastate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s according to the Oregon Department of Transportation, which released preliminary information Wednesday showing how significantly intrastate travel could be affected by the wildfires for months to come. oregonlive, "’Hundreds of thousands of trees’ need to be removed from OR-22, nearly 300 miles of state highway closed indefinitely," 16 Sep. 2020 That's the view that California AG Xavier Becerra will likely expand upon when attempting to justify SB-822 as a means of intrastate regulation in accordance with the state's unfair competition laws. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Does It Cost to Binge Watch 'Friends'? That Might Depend On What a Judge Says," 6 Aug. 2020 Getting tested at the airport and quarantining until the results come back is one option for travelers to the state, per rules for intrastate travel that went into effect on June 6. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, "After reports of long delays, Alaska officials say they’ve made fixes to ensure faster COVID-19 airport test results," 23 June 2020 Certain restrictions on intrastate travel and elective medical procedures, as well as a mandatory 14-day quarantine for incoming travelers, remain in place under the governor’s plan. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage mayor anticipates next phase of reopening in the coming week ‘if metrics remain steady’," 21 May 2020 For years, Cuomo and de Blasio, each of whom has harbored national political ambitions, had engaged in a kind of intrastate cold war, a rivalry that to many often felt childish and counterproductive. Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, "Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.," 16 May 2020 The Spurs and intrastate rival Houston Rockets were locked in a battle for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, with an early March game at the AT&T Center looming large. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Top 10 Spurs moments: No. 10 — Kawhi Leonard’s combo vs. Rockets," 27 Apr. 2020 Congress can control commerce that crosses state lines, and even prohibit wholly intrastate activity that affects the national markets. John Yoo, National Review, "No, Trump Can’t Force States to Reopen," 13 Apr. 2020 The center urged the public to follow social distancing and intrastate travel mandates, which limit nonessential travel between communities in Alaska. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Chugach National Forest avalanche forecasts suspended due to COVID-19," 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of intrastate

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intrastate was in 1903

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28 Sep 2020

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“Intrastate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of intrastate

: occurring within a state


in·​tra·​state | \ ˌin-trə-ˈstāt, ˈin-trə-ˌstāt How to pronounce intrastate (audio) \

Legal Definition of intrastate

: existing within a state interstate and intrastate commerce

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