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buffer state

n.
A neutral state lying between two rival or potentially hostile states and serving to prevent conflict between them.

buffer state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small neutral state between two rival powers

buff′er state`


n.
a nation lying between larger and potentially hostile nations.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.buffer state - a small neutral state between two rival powers
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
Translations
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buffer state

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I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state, was
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Iqbal said around hundred years ago about future of Afghanistan that the verdict of history is that buffer states have never been able to form themselves into great political units.