statehood

noun

state·​hood ˈstāt-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce statehood (audio)
: the condition of being a state
especially : the status of being one of the states of the U.S.

Examples of statehood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the cactuses in the Valentine State, named for the day statehood was declared, would agree. Shelby Slade, The Arizona Republic, 28 May 2024 As Wisconsin celebrates its 176th year of statehood, and its 161st year with an official flag, reporter Hope Karnopp delves into the flag's history, symbolism and past redesign efforts. Steven Martinez, Journal Sentinel, 28 May 2024 Palestinian statehood was supported by 78% of those polled in a recent Spanish survey. Sophie Hills, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 May 2024 Conceivably, a Palestinian trusteeship could lead to statehood even more swiftly. Lloyd Axworthy, Foreign Affairs, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for statehood 

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statehood was in 1805

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“Statehood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statehood. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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statehood

noun
state·​hood ˈstāt-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce statehood (audio)
: the condition of being a state
especially : the condition or status of one of the states of the U.S.

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