- The definition of a nation-state is a self-governed political entity occupied by people who speak the same language and share a common history and culture.
An example of a nation-state is Egypt.
Egypt is a nation-state.
the modern nation as the representative unit of political organization
A political unit consisting of an autonomous state inhabited predominantly by a people sharing a common culture, history, and language.
(plural nation states)
- Alternative spelling of nation-state.