mul·​ti·​state | \ ˈməl-tē-ˌstāt How to pronounce multistate (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multistate

1 : having divisions in several states multistate enterprises
2 : of, relating to, or involving several states

Examples of multistate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Piecing together what might have happened to Jennifer Dulos has taken authorities on an exhaustive nine-month, multistate investigation involving K-9s, state police, drones and even a New York State Police helicopter. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Fotis Dulos in 'dire' condition following suicide attempt, Connecticut judge orders re-arrest if he recovers," 29 Jan. 2020 Florida Tallahassee: The state has been accepted to the Electronic Registration Information Center, a multistate network created by the PEW Charitable Trusts to improve the accuracy of voter registration systems. USA TODAY, "Duck seeking duck, forest ornaments, Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding: News from around our 50 states," 13 Dec. 2019 For the second time in a month, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is staying silent on whether his office is part of a multistate investigation into whether a tech giant based in the Bay Area has engaged in anticompetitive behavior. Dustin Gardiner,, "California silent on whether it’s part of Facebook antitrust probe," 22 Oct. 2019 Murphy spokesman Dan Bryan said the governor believes the data will encourage other states to strengthen their own gun laws, or to join the multistate regional gun safety coalition that Murphy helped establish. NBC News, "New Jersey releases its gun data, advocates call it trailblazing and troubling," 13 May 2018 The table allegedly described a multistate licensing strategy that would funnel $1 million to $2 million in contributions to federal and state political committees. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Prosecutors could file more charges in campaign finance case against Rudy Giuliani associates," 2 Dec. 2019 At a recent count, Fyllo reports 15 clients—everything from a multistate supplier of medical marijuana to an edibles boutique in Washington State. Richard Morgan, Fortune, "This Startup Wants to Be the PayPal of Weed," 24 Nov. 2019 Stormes is licensed in Colorado, which participates in the multistate compact. Anna Gorman, Washington Post, "Reducing Red Tape For Traveling Nurses," 20 Feb. 2018 Google isn't staying on defense in the face of a multistate antitrust probe. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for November 19: Israel, impeachment, Google, Iran, Chick-fil-A," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of multistate

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Feb 2020

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“Multistate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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