- to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
- Obsolete. to endow with something.
Origin of instate
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Examples from the Web for instate
Instate Republicans insist that O'Donnell is focused on doing local media and appealing to the state's voters.O'Donnell's Do or Die Debate
Samuel P. Jacobs
October 14, 2010
- (tr) to place in a position or office; install
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Word Origin and History for instate
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