Meaning of STATE in English
( n. )
In the United States, one of the commonwealth, or bodies politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stands in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealth, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012