- Belonging to the state, or body politic; public. - The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any
- Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.
- Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous
circumstances; social importance.
- Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.
- A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a
seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.
- Estate, possession.
- A person of high rank.
- 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.
- The principal persons in a government.
- The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as,
the States-general of Holland.
- A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic.
- A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people
who are united one government, whatever may be the form of the
government; a nation.
- In the United States, one of the commonwealth, or bodies
politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which,
under the national constitution, stands in certain specified relations
with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealth, with
full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly
- 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.
- A statement; also, a document containing a statement. - To set; to settle; to establish.
- To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or
in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to
state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.