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 authorityFortnightly Review
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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state entry 1 + -al

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“Statal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statal. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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