stateless society

(noun) A society that lacks a formal state authority.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: stateless societies
  • Also called:
    • acephalous – literally a “headless” society
    • segmented society

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How to Cite the Definition of Stateless Society

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “stateless society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

stateless society. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “stateless society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“stateless society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/stateless-society/>.