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associated state

or associate state

noun
1.
a nation with limited sovereignty, especially a former colony that now assumes responsibility for domestic affairs but continues to depend on the colonial ruler for defense and foreign policy.
Origin of associated state
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
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