The status of being a state, especially of the United States, rather than being a territory or dependency.(noun)
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Use "statehood" in a sentence
"* Agreeing to an ongoing Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley even after Palestinian statehood is established, and stringent measures to prevent Palestinians from obtaining weapons;"
"So why pretend DC statehood is the important issue for representation? andrew Says:"
"But the very strongest reason to oppose DC statehood is just to avoid the election of Crack Head Marion Barry to the Senate."