nationhood

[ ney-shuhn-hood ]

noun
  1. the state or quality of having status as a separate and independent nation: an African colony that achieved nationhood.

Origin of nationhood

1
First recorded in 1840–50; nation + -hood

Words Nearby nationhood

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How to use nationhood in a sentence

  • No, it is too late by many a thousand years to deny your nationhood, for it is the most enduring fact in human records.

    Windfalls | (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • The Irish language—our distinctive badge of nationhood—had almost died upon the lips of the people.

    Ireland Since Parnell | Daniel Desmond Sheehan