unstate

[ uhn-steyt ]
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verb (used with object),un·stat·ed, un·stat·ing.
  1. Archaic. to deprive (a person) of office or rank.

  2. Obsolete. to deprive (a nation, government, etc.) of its character or dignity as a state.

Origin of unstate

1
First recorded in 1580–90; un-2 + state

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