Definition of statelessness in US English:

statelessness

noun

  • See stateless

    • ‘Richard Falk argues that the statelessness of the terrorists might make democracy or nationhood an inappropriate forum of address.’
    • ‘No people can be expected to accept a political solution that condemns them to a permanent state of poverty, statelessness and refugeehood.’
    • ‘The plight of many asylum-seekers, their desperation and their statelessness, has in the past been summed up by their lack of documentation.’
    • ‘But in a recent study two World Bank economists found a surprising side to Somali statelessness.’
    • ‘This sense of statelessness terrified him and he dreaded what might happen if the Indonesian or Malaysian police nabbed him.’

Pronunciation

statelessness

/ˈstātlisnis/