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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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References in classic literature ?
The jute mills failed of its agreement to increase my pay to a dollar and a quarter a day, and I, a free-born American boy whose direct ancestors had fought in all the wars from the old pre- Revolutionary Indian wars down, exercised my sovereign right of free contract by quitting the job.
They reasoned thus: Man differs from the brute in that he has the sovereign right to dispose of his person; take away this power of life and death over himself and he becomes the plaything of fate, the slave of other men.
He explained that Recto Bank is part of the country's EEZ where Filipinos should enjoy exclusive sovereign right to fish and explore its resources under the Charter.
Korea match will be aired live upon the order of the Minister of Information," he corroborated, stressing he is to shoulder responsibility before the Constitution, the Lebanese and Lebanon's sovereign right to watch the match of his national team, free of charge on the entire Lebanese territory.
'The issue of capital punishment is a question that every State has the sovereign right to decide for itself, taking into account its own circumstances.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov reaffirmed Iran's missile development program as a sovereign right and not negotiable.
29 (BNA): The US will continue to support the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, US Defense Chief Jim Mattis told reporters Tuesday, affirming Saudi Arabia's sovereign right to defend itself.
WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- The US will continue to support the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Department of Defense Chief Jim Mattis told reporters Tuesday, affirming Saudi Arabia's sovereign right to defend itself.
The statement said Russia rejected the "authoritative tone" of Canada toward Saudi Arabia, adding that the Kingdom had the full sovereign right to manage its own affairs.
The announcement that the Republic of Croatia will begin works on the construction of the PeljeA!ac Bridge, ignoring the opposition of the competent institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, represents a flagrant violation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's sovereign right to access to the open seas, stated the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir IzetbegoviA.
In view of the decision of the four States to appeal the ICAO decision before the International Court of Justice, ICAO will cease to consider the Qatari claims until the judgment of the International Court of Justice has been issued and coincides with the continued exercise by the four States of their sovereign right to close the airspace to Qatari aircraft under international law.
Now the powers behind the Kolonialgeselischaft--many of them heavy-hitter executives at large banks--lobbied the German government to reaffirm their sovereign right over mining in order that they might keep smugglers and De Beers away from an incipient diamond boom.