state·​less | \ ˈstāt-ləs How to pronounce stateless (audio) \

Definition of stateless

1 : having no state
2 : lacking the status of a national a stateless refugee

Other Words from stateless

statelessness noun

Examples of stateless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Kubernetes, the de facto standard of deployment for applications in the cloud, was once best suited only for stateless workloads. Amandeep Midha, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The fifth, will be for immigrants around the world, who are regarded with suspicion and detained at borders, leaving them homeless and stateless and stripped of dignity. Joshua M. Davidson, CNN, 28 Nov. 2021 The Biden administration has formally determined that Myanmar's military committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority encompassing about 1 million people. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 21 Mar. 2022 To assist Afghan women, Motley suggested reviving Nansen Passports, first issued in 1922 to refugees and stateless people after World War I and the Russian Revolution., 21 Oct. 2021 The USS Tempest and USS Typhoon seized the drugs hidden aboard a stateless fishing vessel plying Mideast waters, the international task force said in a statement. NBC News, 30 Dec. 2021 For instance, in the US, stateless people might lack identity documents, according to DHS. Geneva Sands, CNN, 15 Dec. 2021 According to a study by the Center for Migration Studies of New York, roughly 218,000 US residents are potentially stateless or potentially at risk of statelessness. Geneva Sands, CNN, 15 Dec. 2021 The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine State, thought to number about 1 million people. Michelle Toh, CNN, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stateless

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 May 2022

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“Stateless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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