A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people who are united under one government, whatever may be the form of the government; a nation.
In the United States, one of the commonwealths, or bodies politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stand in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealths, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited.
Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.
Any of the several states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, or any agency or instrumentality of a state exclusive of local governments, institutions of higher education, and hospitals.
A politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory; especially one that is sovereign.
A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. It also includes an Indian tribe and any foreign jurisdiction that has established procedures for issuance and enforcement or support orders similar to the procedures or UIFSA, URESA, RURESA.
Means a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. For purposes of Check 21, state also means Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory of the United States.
As defined in chapter 1 of Title 23 of the United States Code, any of the 50 States, comprising the United States, plus the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. However, for some purposes (e.g., highway safety programs under 23 U.S.C. 402), the term may also include the Territories (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands) and the Secretary of the Interior (for Indian Reservations). For the purposes of apportioning funds under sections 104, 105, 144, and 206 of Title 23, United States Code, the term "State" is defined by section 1103(n) of the TEA-21 to mean any of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
(USA) One of the 50 states, a territory or a possession of the United States of America or the District of Columbia. (Object) The current condition(s) or value(s) stored in the data attribute(s) of an object.
an organized political entity that occupies a definite territory, has a permanent population, and enjoys stable government, independence and sovereignty
The primary division of the United States. The District of Columbia is treated as a state.
a political unit with full power of government
complex sociopolitical system that administers a territory though a centralized government.
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
a body politic that protects it's citizens in exchange for a pledge of allegiance
a geographical and political entity that provides a home and a government for all those who live within its borders
a government in which membership is compulsory based on a territorial situation
a government, not a piece of land or its citizens
a group of people who have supreme authority within a given territory or over a certain population, according to Wolf
a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory
a legal, sovereign entity with a government and a political system irrespective of any national definitions (nations)
a monopolistic government
an agency which possesses an exclusive monopoly of ultimate decision-making and conflict arbitration within a given territory
an aristocracy when a minority collectively enjoy sovereign power and impose law on the rest, generally and severally
an autonomous political organism or a partly autonomous member of a political federation
an independent body of persons united in a political society for the purpose of resisting external aggression and maintaining internal order
an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government/anarchy, and possessing internal and external and even in your pantssovereignty
an organized political community, occupying a territory , and possessing internal and external sovereignty , which successfully claims the monopoly of the use of force
a politically organised aggregate of individuals, living as a community under one government and occupying a defined but not necessarily contiguous territory
a political territory, recognized by the world community, with laws, an economy, and so on
a self-governing country that is a member of the United Nations or any of its Specialized Agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency or a party to the Statutes of the International Court of Justice
a society in exclusive possession of a territory
a sovereign political unit to which its citizens as members of a national community owe allegiance
a subunit of American government and exists in an uneasy relationship with both the national government and the cities
a territorial monopolist of compulsion--an agency which may engage in continual, institutionalized property rights violations and the exploitation--in the form of expropriation, taxation, and regulation--of private property owners
a territorial monopolist of compulsion, an agency which may engage in continual, institutionalized property rights violations and the exploitation of private property owners through expropriation, taxation, and regulation
a territory that has sovernignty over that said territory
A U.S. state or commonwealth, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
When capitalized, refers to any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any possession of the United States. See Section 2 (14), Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (2002).
The primary geopolitical unit from which child maltreatment data are collected. U.S. territories, U.S. military commands, and Washington, DC, have the same status as States in the data collection effort.
When used in this document, state refers to one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the territories that interface with the Federal Offset Program, i.e., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.
A state, territory or possession of the United States. Source: Rhode Island General Laws
A major administrative or political divisions within a country.
means each of the several States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
A geographically bound level of government that, combined with all other states, comprise the totality of the nation, as in the U.S. In terms of education, state authorities, administrators, and policymakers refer to those that administer publicly maintained schools.
Complex sociopolitical system that administers a territory and populace with substantial contrasts in occupation, wealth, prestige, and power. An independent, centrally organized political unit; a government. A form of social and political organization with a formal, central government and a division of society into classes.
Often synonymous with "country"; a group of people permanently occupying a fixed territory having common laws and government and capable of conducting international affairs.
Sovereign political unit, such as a country or state of the United States.
States are the primary legal subdivision of the United States. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands) are each treated as the statistical equivalent of a state for Census purposes. States are non-overlapping.( Back to the top)
The concept of the “state: has various meanings in political science. !. The legal notion off the state is that it is a “territo4rially bound sovereign entity.” In the general language of political science “state” usually refers to the organizational units, institutions, and individuals that perform the political functions for a national territorial entity, such as France or Nigeria. #) The state can also be defined as the entity with a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence to enforce the laws and decisions of the society.
When used in reference to outcome measurement, means the condition experienced by the community (or specific group, entity, or geographic area) at any specific point in time. It is the result of all influences and actions, including Government's and those beyond the reach of Government such as literacy rates.- What has changed because of this programme
Form of political organization with a centralized bureaucratic institutions to establish power and authority over large populations in defined territories.
Form of political organization that includes class stratification, three or more levels of hierarchy, and leaders with the power to govern by force.
"A territory built by conquest in which one culture, one set of ideals and one set of laws have been imposed by force or threat over diverse nations by a civilian and military bureaucracy. States are ephemeral and originate and disappear with the stroke of a pen (e.g. the end of the U.S.S.R., December 25, 1991). In 1993 there existed 191 states. (Examples: USA, Sudan, China, Spain, Nicaragua)" (from FWDP)
Any State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Any of the several States of the United States of America, its territories, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
the organized political unit which has a geographic territory, a stable population, and a government to which the population owes allegiance and which is legally recognized by other states (101)
(University, Institute, etc.) College that is funded by the State or regional government. State Colleges are typically the strongest educational institutions in Russia. It is generally more difficult to get accepted into the State college. State colleges pay tuition to their students.
Any state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States.
The fourth level in Morton Fried's stages of evolution of political society. It is characterized by leadership based upon power, an unequal ratio of leaders to positions of leadership, unequal access to the means of a livelihood, and a system of goods allocation based upon market exchange.
the government and its officials
Government; society; a group of people living under a single government; the United States or one of the 50 states.
A term applied to any of the geographical areas that make up the various sovereign states within Australia
State is any State, Territory or insular possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
The agency of the State or Tribal government which has jurisdiction over public water systems.
A term of international law: those groups of people which have acquired international recognition as an independent country and which have four characteristics; permanent and large population with, generally, a common language; a defined and distinct territory; a sovereign government with effective control; and a capacity to enter into relations with other states (i.e. recognized by other states). The USA, Canada and China are examples of states. States are the primary subjects of international law. The United Nations is comprised of all the states of the world. Some large states have subdivided into smaller units each having limited legislative powers normally restricted to subjects which are more properly regulated at a local, rather than a national level. Thus, the states of the USA are not really "states" under international law. It is common for the general public and English dictionaries to use the word " nations" to refer to what international law calls "states."
The political entity that possesses a legitimate monopoly over the use of force within its territory to achieve its goals.
A state is a set of institutions that possess the authority to make the rules that govern the people in one or more societies, having internal and external sovereignty over a definite territory. The state includes such institutions as the armed forces, civil service or state bureaucracy, courts, and police. By Max Weber's influential definition, a state has a "monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory."
Most countries with a federal constitution are made up of a number of subnational entities called states or provinces. In many cases, these are creations of the national government, rather than sovereign states. In other cases, as with the U.S. states, the national government arose from a union of the states, which delegated some of their sovereignty to the national government, while retaining the remaining part of their sovereignty.