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

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In terms of multistate dispensaries, this is a potentially solid win for MedMen Enterprises (NASDAQOTH: MMNFF). Michael Smith, USA TODAY, "After Illinois, these states could legalize recreational marijuana next," 14 June 2019 By comparison, nearly all of the 18 multistate lawsuits filed against President Clinton’s administration were bipartisan. Ken Thomas, WSJ, "Democratic Attorneys General to Bolster Fight Against Trump’s Agenda," 10 Dec. 2018 Like her immediate predecessors, Ms. James has led or joined multistate litigation challenging federal policies on the environment, immigration and taxation. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "New York Senate, Assembly to Lay Out Their Visions for State Budget," 10 Mar. 2019 Outbreak Alert Investigations of multistate foodborne illness outbreaks surged in 2018 as better technology helps boost detection. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in Spotlight as Technology Improves," 18 Dec. 2018 Jose Daniel Saenz, a former deputy Texas insurance commissioner, said he was briefed about Safe Harbor during this multistate review that studied how insurance money was used to help buy the Dodgers. Leslie Scism, WSJ, "L.A. Dodgers Are Part of an Unorthodox $20 Billion Plan to Backstop Insurers," 24 Nov. 2018 Detection of multistate outbreaks is getting better, so cases may have slipped by unnoticed in previous years, especially with numbers like just one or two victims in a whole state. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Trash your romaine lettuce and don’t eat any in restaurants, says the CDC," 21 Nov. 2018 His office also launched the first multistate Spanish-language TV ad the last week before the election to get out the vote in the Latino community. Luis Alonso Lugo, The Seattle Times, "Dems: Latino turnout up 174 percent over ’14 in early voting," 13 Nov. 2018 Food companies are grappling with costly recalls and an increase in multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness this year due partly to advances in pathogen detection. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Wide Recalls Are Latest Jolt to Food-Supply Chain," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of multistate

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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