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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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sovereignty

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

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

sovereignty

[ˈsɒvrəntɪ] Nsoberanía f
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sovereignty

[ˈsɒvrɪnti] nsouveraineté f
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sovereignty

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

[ˈsɒvrntɪ] nsovranità
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The Syrian diplomat highlighted the fact that the Turkish troops were acting as occupation force within a sovereign nation, adding that they were illegally inside of Syria.
'Joining political demonstrations is an utter display of disrespect [for] the country's authorities, and is equivalent to meddling in our internal affairs as a sovereign nation,' he added.
Glowing tributes were paid to the memory of Mehmet Akif Ersoy, national poet of modern Turkey, who wrote the national anthem which was adopted in 1921 at a time when his country was recovering from the ravages of World War I and had defeated the allied European powers to emerge as a sovereign nation under the inspiring leadership of Kemal Ataturk.
Lahore Transport Company Chief Executive Officer Mariam Khawar said the objective of celebrating the day enthusiastically unlike other departments of the Punjab government was to commemorate the country as a sovereign nation on the map of the world.
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China, they said, would want to take its place in the family of civilized sovereign nations. From the view of Tianxia, China is the only civilized and sovereign nation.
He said: "Israel is a sovereign nation with the right to determine its own capital, but for many years we failed to recognise the obvious." //Petra// MF 14/5/2018 - 05:23:05 PM
"Sinasabi sa kababayan na 'we are a sovereign nation, di tayo sunod-sunuran lang, respetuhin din yung ating sovereignty.' Nakita din natin sa Kuwait, ganun din sila ka-zealous sa kanilang sovereignty (We tell our countrymen that that we are a sovereign nation, we are not lapdogs, respect our sovereignty.
"As a sovereign nation, we deserve respect and even support for our right to life and liberty, our sovereign right to self-determination, to make our people safe and secure from all threats, terrorism, corruption and criminality," Cayetano said.
But, we are a sovereign nation and any sovereign nation has a right to defend itself," Mr Chol Ajongo, South Sudan ambassador to Kenya told the Nation."I cannot tell you where the rebels are getting their weapons because only they can say, but I have never seen an independent military unable to defend itself," he said.
Taiwan is an independent, sovereign nation officially known as the Republic of China (ROC), while China is officially known as the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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