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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  State \State\ (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. ['e]tat,
     fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to
     stand. See Stand, and cf. Estate, Status.]
     1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any
        given time.
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              State is a term nearly synonymous with "mode," but
              of a meaning more extensive, and is not exclusively
              limited to the mutable and contingent. --Sir W.
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              Declare the past and present state of things.
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              Keep the state of the question in your eye. --Boyle.
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     2. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.
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              Thy honor, state, and seat is due to me. --Shak.
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     3. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous
        circumstances; social importance.
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              She instructed him how he should keep state, and yet
              with a modest sense of his misfortunes. --Bacon.
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              Can this imperious lord forget to reign,
              Quit all his state, descend, and serve again?
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     4. Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.
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              Where least of state there most of love is shown.
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     5. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais;
        a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself. [Obs.]
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              His high throne, . . . under state
              Of richest texture spread.            --Milton.
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              When he went to court, he used to kick away the
              state, and sit down by his prince cheek by jowl.
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     6. Estate; possession. [Obs.] --Daniel.
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              Your state, my lord, again is yours.  --Massinger.
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     7. A person of high rank. [Obs.] --Latimer.
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     8. Any body of men united by profession, or constituting a
        community of a particular character; as, the civil and
        ecclesiastical states, or the lords spiritual and temporal
        and the commons, in Great Britain. Cf. Estate, n., 6.
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     9. The principal persons in a government.
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              The bold design
              Pleased highly those infernal states. --Milton.
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     10. The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country;
         as, the States-general of Holland.
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     11. A form of government which is not monarchial, as a
         republic. [Obs.]
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               Well monarchies may own religion's name,
               But states are atheists in their very fame.
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     12. 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.
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               Municipal law is a rule of conduct prescribed by
               the supreme power in a state.        --Blackstone.
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               The Puritans in the reign of Mary, driven from
               their homes, sought an asylum in Geneva, where they
               found a state without a king, and a church without
               a bishop.                            --R. Choate.
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     13. 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.
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     Note: The term State, in its technical sense, is used in
           distinction from the federal system, i. e., the
           government of the United States.
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     14. Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity
         between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between
         the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme.
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     Note: When state is joined with another word, or used
           adjectively, it denotes public, or what belongs to the
           community or body politic, or to the government; also,
           what belongs to the States severally in the American
           Union; as, state affairs; state policy; State laws of
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     Nascent state. (Chem.) See under Nascent.
     Secretary of state. See Secretary, n., 3.
     State bargea royal barge, or a barge belonging to a
     State bed, an elaborately carved or decorated bed.
     State carriage, a highly decorated carriage for officials
        going in state, or taking part in public processions.
     State paper, an official paper relating to the interests or
        government of a state. --Jay.
     State prison, a public prison or penitentiary; -- called
        also State's prison.
     State prisoner, one in confinement, or under arrest, for a
        political offense.
     State rights, or States' rights, the rights of the
        several independent States, as distinguished from the
        rights of the Federal government. It has been a question
        as to what rights have been vested in the general
        government. [U.S.]
     State's evidence. See Probator, 2, and under Evidence.
     State sword, a sword used on state occasions, being borne
        before a sovereign by an attendant of high rank.
     State trial, a trial of a person for a political offense.
     States of the Church. See under Ecclesiastical.
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     Syn: State, Situation, Condition.
     Usage: State is the generic term, and denotes in general the
            mode in which a thing stands or exists. The situation
            of a thing is its state in reference to external
            objects and influences; its condition is its internal
            state, or what it is in itself considered. Our
            situation is good or bad as outward things bear
            favorably or unfavorably upon us; our condition is
            good or bad according to the state we are actually in
            as respects our persons, families, property, and other
            things which comprise our sources of enjoyment.
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                  I do not, brother,
                  Infer as if I thought my sister's state
                  Secure without all doubt or controversy.
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                  We hoped to enjoy with ease what, in our
                  situation, might be called the luxuries of life.
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                  And, O, what man's condition can be worse
                  Than his whom plenty starves and blessings
                  curse?                            --Cowley.
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