client state

client states
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A client state is a country which is controlled or influenced by another larger and more powerful state, or which depends on this state for support and protection.

...France and its African client states.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Client state — is one of several terms used to describe the economic, political and/or military subordination of one state to a more powerful state in international affairs.[1][2] Types of client states include: satellite state, associated state, puppet state,… …   Wikipedia

  • client state — n a country that is dependent on the support and protection of a more powerful country used in news reports …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • client state — noun : a country that is economically, politically, or militarily dependent on another country * * * a country that is dependent on a larger and more powerful country for its political, economic, or military welfare. [1915 20] * * * client state… …   Useful english dictionary

  • client state — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms client state : singular client state plural client states a country that depends on another country for economic help or military protection so that it is to some degree controlled by it …   English dictionary

  • client state — cli′ent state n. cvb gov a country that is dependent on a richer or more powerful country for its political, economic, or military welfare …   From formal English to slang

  • client state — noun Date: 1918 a country that is economically, politically, or militarily dependent on another country …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • client state — a country that is dependent on a larger and more powerful country for its political, economic, or military welfare. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • client state — noun (C) a country that is dependent on the support and protection of a more powerful country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • client — [klī′ənt] n. [OFr < L cliens, follower, retainer < IE base * klei , to lean, as in L clinare (see INCLINE); basic sense, “one leaning on another (for protection)”] 1. Archaic a person dependent on another, as for protection or patronage 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Client-side persistent data — or CSPD is a term used in computing for storing data required by web applications to complete internet tasks on the client side as needed rather than exclusively on the server. As a framework it is one solution to the needs of Occasionally… …   Wikipedia

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