stateless

[ steyt-lis ]
/ ˈsteɪt lɪs /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. stated case,
  2. statedly,
  3. statehood,
  4. statehooder,
  5. statehouse,
  6. statelet,
  7. stately,
  8. stately home,
  9. statement,
  10. statement of claim

Origin of stateless

First recorded in 1600–10; state + -less

Related formsstate·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stateless

stateless

/ (ˈsteɪtlɪs) /

adjective

without nationalitystateless persons
without a state or states
mainly British without ceremonial dignity
Derived Formsstatelessness, noun

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