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ministate

or min·i-state

[ min-ee-steyt ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌsteɪt /
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noun
a small, independent nation.
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Also called microstate.

Origin of ministate

First recorded in 1965–70; mini- + state
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British Dictionary definitions for ministate

mini-state

noun
same as microstate
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