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sov·er·eign·ty

 (sŏv′ər-ĭn-tē, sŏv′rĭn-)
n. pl. sov·er·eign·ties
1. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
3. Complete independence and self-government.
4. A territory existing as an independent state.

sovereignty

(ˈsɒvrəntɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) supreme and unrestricted power, as of a state
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the position, dominion, or authority of a sovereign
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an independent state

sov•er•eign•ty

(ˈsɒv rɪn ti, ˈsʌv-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being sovereign.
2. the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
3. supreme and independent power or authority in a state.
4. rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
5. a sovereign state, community, or political unit.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sovereignty - government free from external control
self-determination, self-government, self-rule - government of a political unit by its own people
2.sovereignty - royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
dominion, rule - dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
scepter, sceptre - the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
3.sovereignty - the authority of a state to govern another state
authority, potency, authorization, authorisation, say-so, dominance - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"

sovereignty

noun supreme power, domination, supremacy, primacy, sway, ascendancy, kingship, suzerainty Britain's concern to protect national sovereignty is far from new.

sovereignty

noun
1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
2. The condition of being politically free:
Translations
主権

sovereignty

[ˈsɒvrəntɪ] Nsoberanía f

sovereignty

[ˈsɒvrɪnti] nsouveraineté f

sovereignty

nOberhoheit f, → Oberherrschaft f; (= right of self-determination)Souveränität f; the sovereignty of papal decreesdie unumschränkte Gültigkeit der päpstlichen Erlasse

sovereignty

[ˈsɒvrntɪ] nsovranità
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Rosos said that there were several evidences showing how the US organized and funded the operation, and it has 'gravely violated our sovereignity with impunity.
We ruled ourselves for hundreds of years and used to be world rulers until our socalled leaders started giving our sovereignity away.
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He added that no matter what provocations the US side may take, Chinese armed forces will take whatever measures are necessary to safeguard China's sovereignity and security.
Information and broadcasting minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said the government has directed the army to act within its capacity and capabilities to use all surface to air assets to control the abuse of its airspace, asserting flying within the territory of an independent country without permission contravenes its sovereignity and international law.
About the Russian airstrikes in Syria, the spokesperson said Pakistan has a principled position on the issue based on neutrality, impartiality, and respect of territorial integrity and sovereignity of Syria.
The book offers an in-depth insight into how KDF responded to the violation of Kenya's sovereignity through employing both the statist and cosmopolitan approaches in the fight against terrorism.