from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The status of being a state, especially of the United States, rather than being a territory or dependency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being a state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of being a State.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or status of a state.
state + -hood (Wiktionary)