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stateless

[steyt-lis] /ˈsteɪt lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking nationality.
2.
Finance. of, relating to, or consisting of any currency deposited in banks outside the country of original issue.
Origin of stateless
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; state + -less
Related forms
statelessness, noun
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  • Because the goblin bee has stung our own souls, shall we seek to share the pain of its stateless sting with all we meet?

  • One is for Soviet citizens, one is for citizens of foreign countries, I believe, and another is for stateless persons.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for stateless

stateless

/ˈsteɪtlɪs/
adjective
1.
without nationality: stateless persons
2.
without a state or states
3.
(mainly Brit) without ceremonial dignity
Derived Forms
statelessness, noun
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