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statehood

[steyt-hoo d]
noun
  1. the status or condition of being a state, especially a state of the U.S.
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Origin of statehood

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; state + -hood
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Word Origin and History for statehood

n.

1819, from state (n.) + -hood.

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