stateless

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adjective state·less \-ləs\

Definition of stateless

  1. 1 :  having no state

  2. 2 :  lacking the status of a national a stateless refugee

statelessness

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First Known Use of stateless

1858


STATELESS Defined for English Language Learners

stateless

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Definition of stateless for English Language Learners

  • : not belonging to a nation : not a citizen of any country

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