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ministate

or mini-state

[min-ee-steyt] /ˈmɪn iˌsteɪt/
noun
1.
a small, independent nation.
Also called microstate.
Origin of ministate
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; mini- + state
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mini-state

noun
1.
same as microstate
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