State

State commonly refers to either the present condition of a system or entity, or to a governed entity (such as a country) or sub-entity (such as an autonomous territory of a country).

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Famous quotes containing the word state:

    Beluthahatchee is a country where all unpleasant doings and sayings are forgotten, a land of forgiveness and forgetfulness. When a woman accusingly reminds her man of something in the past, he replies, ‘I thought that was in Beluthahatchee.’ Or a person may say to another, to dismiss some matter, “Oh, that’s in Beluthahatchee.’
    —For the State of Florida, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    ... the separation of church and state means separation—absolute and eternal—or it means nothing.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)