nation-state

noun
na·​tion-state | \ˈnā-shən-ˈstāt, -ˌstāt\

Definition of nation-state 

: a form of political organization under which a relatively homogeneous people inhabits a sovereign state especially : a state containing one as opposed to several nationalities

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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nation-state

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English Language Learners Definition of nation-state

: a form of political organization in which a group of people who share the same history, traditions, or language live in a particular area under one government

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