Etymology
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modernization (n.)

"act of modernizing; state of being modernized," 1743, noun of action or state from modernize.

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maidenhood (n.)

"state of being a maiden; state of an unmarried female; virginity," Old English mægdenhad; see maiden (n.) + -hood.

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lowliness (n.)
early 15c., "meek or humble state of mind," from lowly + -ness. From 1590s as "humble state or condition."
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fitness (n.)
1570s, "state or quality of being suitable," from fit (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "state of being physically fit" is from 1935.
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disqualification (n.)

1710s, "that which disqualifies;" 1770, "act of disqualifying; state of being disqualified;" noun of action or state from disqualify.

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raison d'etat (n.)

1869, from French raison d'état "reason of state," thus "convenience of the government." See reason (n.) + state (n.2).

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Afghan 
name of the people of Afghanistan, 1784, properly only the Durani Afghans; of uncertain origin. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-'Utbi's "History of Sultan Mahmud" written c.1030 C.E. and was in use in India from 13c. Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to a legendary Afghana, son of Jeremiah, son of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent. In English, attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap short for Afghan shawl); 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog; 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat.
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rabidity (n.)

1822, "state of being infected with rabies;" 1825, "state of being furious or violently raving;" see rabid + -ity.

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ripeness (n.)

Old English ripnes "state of being ready for harvest; state of full development;" see ripe (adj.) + -ness.

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instate (v.)
also enstate, "to put someone in a certain state or condition," c. 1600, from in + state (n.1). Related: Instated; instating.
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