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  1. lacking nationality.
  2. Finance. of, relating to, or consisting of any currency deposited in banks outside the country of original issue.
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Origin of stateless

First recorded in 1600–10; state + -less
Related formsstate·less·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of stateless

Historical Examples of stateless

  • Because the goblin bee has stung our own souls, shall we seek to share the pain of its stateless sting with all we meet?

  • One is for Soviet citizens, one is for citizens of foreign countries, I believe, and another is for stateless persons.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for stateless


  1. without nationalitystateless persons
  2. without a state or states
  3. mainly British without ceremonial dignity
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Derived Formsstatelessness, noun
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