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  1. (informal, with definite article) The United States.
    • 1935 November 7, “Ketchikan, Alaska, to Get New Federal Building‎”, in Christian Science Monitor:
      The structure will house the United States Army signal corps office which maintains radio and cable communication between Alaska and the States
  2. (Guernsey) The States of Guernsey.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 43:
      It wasn't until the Green Shutters was closed down by the States at the beginning of the First World War [...] that the whores went into private business in Cornet Street.
    • 2012, The Guernsey Press, 28 Apr 2012:
      It has also led credence to the view of the outgoing chief minister that it is a handful of mischief-making existing deputies who are to blame for the perception that this States is already the worst ever.

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