statehood

noun
state·hood | \ˈstāt-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of statehood 

: the condition of being a state especially : the status of being one of the states of the U.S.

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Puerto Rico is making its biggest push for statehood in years, filing legislation in Congress that would make the island the 51st state by 2021. Katie Zezima, Washington Post, "Puerto Rico pushes for statehood, calling it a civil rights issue," 27 June 2018 To fix the problem of Democratic underrepresentation in the Senate, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico should get statehood, and California should be split into seven separate states. Zachary Roth, New York Times, "Is the System Rigged Against Democrats?," 17 May 2018 Far more interesting than the attacks from the rightists are those from fellow left-leaning Jews who oppose the occupation but can’t abide by the fact that IfNotNow won’t take a stand on BDS, statehood, or Zionism. Abraham Riesman, Daily Intelligencer, "Can the young activists of IfNotNow change the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians, or will their contradictions hold them back?," 12 July 2018 The panel would also be instructed to recommend temporary economic measures to help the island Rico in the transition to statehood. CBS News, "Puerto Rico introduces bill in Congress seeking statehood by 2021," 27 June 2018 In May, Boone will return to the Holy Land to lead a tour through Israel, accompanied by over 250 people during the monumental anniversary of its statehood. Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, "Pat Boone Reflects on Billy Graham, Talks Heading to Israel to Celebrate Its 70th Anniversary," 4 Apr. 2018 Russia supports Serbia's claim on Kosovo, while the U.S. and its allies have recognized the statehood of the predominantly ethnic Albanian region. Jovana Gec, Fox News, "Pro-Putin bikers plan a Russia-Kosovo tour in future," 27 Mar. 2018 Strategies that involve taking sides on BDS, Zionism, and statehood have yet to yield a lasting peace, so perhaps IfNotNow’s new, agnostic approach is the fresh perspective that the community needs in order to achieve a breakthrough. Abraham Riesman, Daily Intelligencer, "Can the young activists of IfNotNow change the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians, or will their contradictions hold them back?," 12 July 2018 Somaliland boasts all the trappings of statehood, including a flag, a currency, diplomatic missions and a border. The Economist, "Not all borders make sense. But changing them is dangerous," 12 July 2018

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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statehood

noun

English Language Learners Definition of statehood

: the condition of being a state; especially : the condition or status of being one of the states of the U.S.

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