ministate

or min·i-state

[min-ee-steyt]
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noun

a small, independent nation.

Nearby words

  1. miniscule,
  2. miniseries,
  3. minish,
  4. miniski,
  5. miniskirt,
  6. minister,
  7. minister of state,
  8. minister of the crown,
  9. minister plenipotentiary,
  10. minister resident

Origin of ministate

First recorded in 1965–70; mini- + state

Also called microstate.

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British Dictionary definitions for mini-state

mini-state

noun

same as microstate
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