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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)

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.

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."