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1. Law - international law - sovereignty - personality.

Very similar to a country.

But, more strictly, an entity that has:

  • A permanent population;
  • A defined territory; and
  • An effective government.

States have separate legal personality in international law, and can enter into relations with other states.

2. Adjective.

Relating to, or provided by, a government or governmental agency.

For example, state aid.

See also