Irish Free State


noun

former name of the Republic of Ireland.

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Gaelic Saor·stát Éir·eann [sair-staht -air-uhn; Irish. seyr-stot -ey-ryuhn], /ˈsɛər stɑt ˈɛər ən; Irish. ˈseɪr stɒt ˈeɪ ryən/, Saorstat.
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British Dictionary definitions for Irish Free State

Irish Free State

noun

a former name (1921–37) for the (Republic of) Ireland
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