statal

adjective stat·al \ ˈstātᵊl \

Definition of statal

1 often capitalized : of or relating to a state (as of the U.S. or India)
  • statal citizenship
  • the statal economy
2 : of or relating to a national government
  • the sanctuaries of statal authority
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3 of a passive verb form : expressing a state or condition (such as was closed in “the door was closed all day”) contrasted with actional

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Origin and Etymology of statal

1state + -al


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