Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no state.
  • adj. Not having any recognized citizenship in a state or nation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a system or protocol, such that it does not keep a persistent state between transactions.
  • adj. Without state or pomp.
  • adj. Without a state or nationality, not subject to any state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without state or pomp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without state or pomp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without nationality or citizenship

Etymologies

state +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Remain stateless and without political or social rights forever, a permanently homeless caste scattered across the Middle East?

    Matthew Yglesias » A Back and Forth on Israel

  • We have learned that no revolutionary project can be complete while men systematically dominate and exploit women; that socialism is a rather empty goal -- even if it is "stateless" -- if men's domination of women is left intact.

    Anarkismo.net

  • We have learned that no revolutionary project can be complete while men systematically dominate and exploit women; that socialism is a rather empty goal - even if it is "stateless" - if men's domination of women is left intact.

    Anarkismo.net

  • Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin stateless domicile in France

    Literature 1933

  • Last week, President Medvedev announced that such so-called stateless Russian speakers in the Baltics would be allowed to enter Russia without a visa.

    In Lithuania, Better Hide That Hammer and Sickle - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The Chronicle article quotes Michael Barr, director of the aviation safety and security program at USC, as follows: "You become what is called a stateless person, and that would be very unprecedented."

    Still more unchecked powers for the Bush administration

  • Plus those who are classified as stateless and returnees and asylum seekers.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2006

  • And that includes refugees, internally displaced people, also those who are classified as stateless and returnees and asylum seekers.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2006

  • IPv6 also has a mechanism called stateless autoconfiguration for configuring IPv6 addresses.

    Ars Technica

  • Undoubtedly, Israel will probable ban them too, as they were former occupants of buildings that had housed the so called enemies of the state and are guilty by association and are still terrorists in their eyes all one point six million of them housed in that concentration camp of no name stateless no freedom allowed lethal force declared interdiction zone and live weapons testing area.

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

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