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Which one of the following best defines the term ‘State’?
(a) A community of persons permanently occupying a definite territory independent of external control and possessing an organized government
(b) A politically organized people of a definite territory and possessing an authority to govern them, maintain law and order, protect their natural rights and safeguard their means of sustenance
(c) A number of persons who have been living in a definite territory for a very long time with their own culture, tradition and government
(d) A society permanently living in a definite territory with a central authority, an executive responsible to the central authority and an independent judiciary

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Explanation:

A community of persons permanently occupying a definite territory independent of external control and possessing an organized government.

This definition best defines the term 'State'. It emphasizes the key characteristics of a state, including a defined population, a specific territory, independence from external control, and the presence of an organized government.

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