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Definition of "sovereignty" []

  • Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state. (noun)
  • Royal rank, authority, or power. (noun)
  • Complete independence and self-government. (noun)
  • A territory existing as an independent state. (noun)
  • Supreme and unrestricted power, as of a state (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The position, dominion, or authority of a sovereign (noun)
  • An independent state (noun)

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Use "sovereignty" in a sentence
  • "At the revolution the sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the sovereigns of the country, but _they are sovereigns without subjects_ (unless the African slaves among us may be so called), and have none to govern but themselves; the citizens of America _are equal as fellow-citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereignty_. ""
  • "Manoj Baruah of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad said the term sovereignty should not be the hurdle for peace talks and the process should start soon."
  • "The term sovereignty is familiar to many from anti-colonial movements for national liberation."