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ministate

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mini- +‎ state

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ministate (plural ministates)

  1. A very small country or self-governing region, especially one that lacks international recognition
    • 2007 June 13, Marlise Simons, “War Crimes Tribunal Sentences Serb to 35 Years”, in New York Times[1]:
      [] the three judges called him “one of the most important and influential political figures” of the Serbian ministate of Krajina, which broke off from Croatia in the early 1990s as Yugoslavia fell apart.

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