sta·​ter | \ ˈstā-tər How to pronounce stater (audio) , stä-ˈter How to pronounce stater (audio) \

Definition of stater

: an ancient gold or silver coin of the Greek city-states

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The practice is a wink-and-nod method for some Rhode Islanders, and other out-of-staters, to get out of paying comparatively higher sales and excise taxes and car insurance. Amanda Milkovits,, "On a single plot in rural Maine, a slew of Rhode Island car registrations," 12 June 2019 The New England Emigrant Aid Company was founded in Massachusetts to promote settlement by free-staters. Jason Willick, WSJ, "What’s the Matter With North Dakota?," 8 Oct. 2018 Of course, if the blue-staters who gravitate to the armed forces are as conservative as their red-state counterparts, the dialogue would be of limited value. David Scharfenberg,, "The US military: The greatest social engineering machine ever built," 9 June 2018 Suburban residents accounted for 25 percent of last year's Taste crowd, while the next largest group was out-of-staters -- largely from neighboring Michigan and Indiana -- who made up 15 percent of attendees. Morgan Greene,, "Who goes to the Taste? We looked at the data," 11 July 2018 There's plenty of room for out-of-staters, too, like Jake Guentzel and Jason Zucker, all representing teams Bic, Walser, RBC, Velocity, TRIA and Tradition. Michael Blinn,, "NHLer-Laden Da Beauty League Returns for Third Season of Summer Hockey," 12 July 2018 Perhaps Montpelier should take a hint from the low-tax policies of Tennessee and Florida instead of offering money to lure out-of staters to share Vermont’s high-tax misery. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Vermont’s Relocation Grant," 8 June 2018 But winner Patrick Morissey — who grew up in New Jersey and once ran for Congress there — is potentially vulnerable to being viewed as an out-of-stater versus Democrat Joe Manchin. Chuck Todd, NBC News, "It was a tough primary night for D.C. 'insiders' — specifically, members of Congress," 9 May 2018 The all-stater and Colorado-Mesa signee also had a knack for driving to the hole, drawing fouls and cashing in at the foul line. Detroit Free Press, "Meet the Detroit Free Press All-State girls basketball teams," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stater

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stater

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek statēr, literally, a unit of weight, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh — more at stand

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