- the condition or status of being a state
- the condition or status of being a state of the U.S.
The status of being a state, especially of the United States, rather than being a territory or dependency.
(countable and uncountable, plural statehoods)
- The property of being a state.
- Alaska didn't attain statehood until 1959 when it became the 49th state of the United States.
state +"Ž -hood