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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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Danijela Barisic said that twentyfive years ago Croatia decided to continue its path as a sovreign and independent state with clearly defined objectives--membership in the EU and NATO--which the country had since achieved.
The Vice President has reviewed the efforts exerted by the government of the Sudan in the most recent elections which were based on the constitutional references and which draw their importance from the fact that they were the first to be held since the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement CPA that led to the establishment of the South Sudan as a sovreign state.
as the Imperial Primate and actual Sovreign Lord and King on Earth and as my true and lawful Sovreign wheresoever and in whatsoever kingdom state or Dominion I may be; and in preference to the laws, commandments and persons of any other Kings, Potentates or States whatsoever, and will yield obedience to the revelations he shall give; the Laws made by the Grand Council of Nobles of God's Kingdom, with his concurrence: and the decrees he shall make, as the supreme Law, above and superseding all Laws, obligations and mandates of any other person, authority or power whatsoever.