Bundesstaat

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Bund +‎ -es +‎ Staat

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Bundesstaat m (genitive Bundesstaats or Bundesstaates, plural Bundesstaaten)

  1. A state which consists of multiple relatively autonomous substates; a federal state, a federation.
    Deutschland ist ein Bundesstaat.
    Germany is a federal state.
  2. A state which is a relatively autonomous part of a larger state; a state which is part of a federation.
    Insgesamt 16 amerikanische Bundesstaaten haben die Todesstrafe abgeschafft.
    In all, 16 American states [which are part of the federation that is the US] have abolished the death penalty.

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