nationhood

[ ney-shuh n-hoo d ]
/ ˈneɪ ʃənˌhʊd /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nationalistic,
  2. nationality,
  3. nationalization,
  4. nationalize,
  5. nationally,
  6. nationwide,
  7. native,
  8. native advertising,
  9. native american,
  10. native americans

Origin of nationhood

First recorded in 1840–50; nation + -hood

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Word Origin and History for nationhood

nationhood

n.

1840, from nation + -hood.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper