Trucial States

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From truce (notably the 1853 Perpetual Maritime Truce) + -ial + states (the plural of state).

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Trucial States (uncountable)

  1. Former name of Trucial Oman. The precursor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), comprising most of the small Arab coastal states (then sheikhdoms) located along the Persian Gulf, which were Bitish protectorates since the 1820 General Maritime Treaty.

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