ship of state

noun phrase

Definition of ship of state

: the affairs of a state symbolized as a ship on a course

First Known Use of ship of state

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Ship of state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ship%20of%20state. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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