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microstate

[mahy-kroh-steyt]
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noun
  1. ministate.
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Origin of microstate

First recorded in 1965–70; micro- + state
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British Dictionary definitions for microstate

microstate

noun
  1. a very small nation that is an internationally-recognized sovereign stateAlso called: mini-state
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