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 for stateless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stateless \State"less\, a.
     Without state or pomp.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: without nationality or citizenship; "stateless persons"
             [syn: homeless, stateless]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A stateless server is one which treats each request as an
     independent transaction, unrelated to any previous request.
     This simplifies the server design because it does not need to
     allocate storage to deal with conversations in progress or
     worry about freeing it if a client dies in mid-transaction.  A
     disadvantage is that it may be necessary to include more
     information in each request and this extra information will
     need to be interpreted by the server each time.
     An example of a stateless server is a web server.
     These take in requests ({URLs) which completely specify the
     required document and do not require any context or memory of
     previous requests.
     Contrast this with a traditional FTP server which conducts
     an interactive session with the user.  A request to the server
     for a file can assume that the user has been authenticated and
     that the current directory and transfer mode have been set.

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