Meaning of NATION-STATE in English

NATION-STATE

ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun

: a form of international political organization developing in the 16th century from earlier feudal units and characterized chiefly by a relatively homogeneous group of people with a feeling of common nationality living within the defined boundaries of an independent and sovereign state : a state containing one as opposed to several nationalities

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