aprovince of South Africa, in the area south of Johannesburg and west of Lesotho, whose capital city is Bloemfontein. It used to be called the Orange Free State, and it was an independent state in the 19th century, but became part of South Africa after the Boer War of 1899-1902.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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