noun, U.S. Government.
an annual message to Congress in which the president reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program: required by the Constitution (Article II, Section 3).
noun 1. a condition marked by armed conflict between or among states, existing whether or not war has been declared formally by any of the belligerents. 2. a legal condition initiated and concluded by formal declaration, and not necessarily involving armed conflict. 3. the duration of such a condition. state of war noun 1. a […]
noun 1. a police force under state authority rather than under the authority of a city or county in the state.
- State prayers
plural noun 1. (Church of England) prayers for the Sovereign, the royal family, the clergy, and Parliament said at matins and evensong
noun 1. a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons. State prison noun 1. (in the US) a prison where persons convicted of serious crimes are confined