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).
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, thats in Beluthahatchee.”
—For the State of Florida, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“... the separation of church and state means separationabsolute and eternalor it means nothing.”
—Agnes E. Meyer (18871970)
“A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.”
—Sophocles (497406/5 B.C.)