nation-state

noun
na·​tion-state | \ ˈnā-shən-ˈstāt How to pronounce nation-state (audio) , -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

First Known Use of nation-state

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nation-state was in 1895

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nationless

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“Nation-state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nation-state. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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