Bundesstaat

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Bund +‎ -es +‎ Staat

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bundesstaat m

  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.

Derived forms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]