Definitions

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  • noun A state formed by the union of multiple lesser states.

Etymologies

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super- +‎ state

Examples

  • Please note my avoidance of the word superstate that seems to offend so many people.

    Double vision

  • But as Goldstein's book explains, each superstate is so strong it cannot be defeated even when faced with the combined forces of the other two powers.

    Background information for George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • The present situation is being grasped at as a justification for this superstate, which is wholly unnecessary.

    The Euro Currency Vs. The Eurozone

  • The present situation is being grasped at as a justification for this superstate, which is wholly unnecessary.

    The Euro Currency Vs. The Eurozone

  • His critique of the EU 'superstate' is also worth nothing - the interviewer rightly points out that the historic idea of Europa, of a civilisation inheriting the values of Athens, Rome and Jerusalem, implies some sense of unity.

    The ghost of Rome

  • His critique of the EU 'superstate' is also worth nothing - the interviewer rightly points out that the historic idea of Europa, of a civilisation inheriting the values of Athens, Rome and Jerusalem, implies some sense of unity.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • At this point, with or without the EU constitution, the UK will be almost completely absorbed into the political European Union, which will be acting as a "superstate" in all but name.

    Democracy or stability?

  • This is also where those who so loosely use the term "superstate" go wrong.

    Getting there

  • Should its guiding vision be a "superstate" that counterbalances a hyperpowerful United States, as a dwindling cadre of so-called Euro - fanatics still believe?

    Founding Fathers

  • Actually, "superstate" is a misleading word and, although many Eurosceptics use it, it is not given much currency here.

    Archive 2007-08-01

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