Definition of statehood in English:

statehood

noun

  • [mass noun] The status of being a recognized independent nation:

    ‘their aspirations for independent statehood have been consistently frustrated’
    • ‘The struggle to achieve statehood for a given nation was the driving force behind nineteenth-century nationalism.’
    • ‘Issues of national identity and statehood shaped attitudes to common defence.’
    • ‘The notions of statehood, community and national allegiances are all held up for examination, and he is especially scathing about the development of the British Empire.’
    • ‘Ukrainian peasants turned inwards as centralized power broke down, yet their identification with the Ukrainian nation was strengthened as a result of independent statehood.’
    • ‘Western Province leaders have given the Solomons Island government one year to recognise their statehood, or they will declare independence.’
    • ‘The film is narrated against the backdrop of the tribal movement in the Jharkhand region in the 1980s demanding an identity for the community and claiming statehood of their own.’
    • ‘Their aspirations for independent statehood has been consistently frustrated since the days of the Ottoman Empire.’
    • ‘When World War I and the Russian revolution shattered the Habsburg and Russian empires, Ukrainians declared independent statehood.’
    • ‘Is nationality or statehood a more profound contemporary concept than tradition?’
    • ‘In fact, the labour movement was the major driving force in the struggle for statehood and independence.’

Pronunciation:

statehood

/ˈsteɪthʊd/