nonsovereign state

nonsovereign state

A state that is a constituent part of a greater state that includes both it and one or more others, and to whose government it is subject; a state that is not complete and self-existent.

? Among other things, a nonsovereign state has no power to engage in foreign relations.

¡ª Also termed dependent state. Cf. SOVEREIGN STATE.


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