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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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It's United States sovereign territory and the United States, of course, under the United Nations, has the right to ask other members of the United Nations to join in its self-defense," he added.
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The IDF will continue to spare no effort to defend the Israeli public while maintaining the military's freedom of operation in Israel's sovereign territory, and it will not hesitate to counteract terrorist organizations threatening Israel.