sovereignty

  • 1 sovereignty — sov·er·eign·ty also sov·ran·ty / sä vrən tē, sə , və rən / n pl ties 1 a: supreme power esp. over a body politic b: freedom from external control: autonomy 2: one that is sovereign; esp: an autonomous state …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Sovereignty — Sov er*eign*ty, n.; pl. {Sovereignties}. [OE. soverainetee, OF. sovrainet[ e], F. souverainet[ e].] The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sovereignty — mid 14c., pre eminence, from Anglo Fr. sovereynete, from O.Fr. souverainete, from soverain (see SOVEREIGN (Cf. sovereign)). Meaning authority, rule is recorded from late 14c.; sense of existence as an independent state is from 1715 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 sovereignty — independence, freedom, autonomy, autarky, autarchy (see under FREE adj) Analogous words: *supremacy, ascendancy: command, sway, control, dominion, *power, authority …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 sovereignty — [n] domination ascendancy, ascendant, dominance, dominion, jurisdiction, preeminence, prepotence, prepotency, primacy, supremacy, supreme power, sway; concept 299 Ant. submission …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 sovereignty — ► NOUN (pl. sovereignties) 1) supreme power or authority. 2) a self governing state …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 sovereignty — [säv′rəntē, säv′ər intē; ] occas [.suv′rəntē, suv′ər intē] n. pl. sovereignties [ME soverainete < Anglo Fr sovereyneté, OFr souveraineté] 1. the state or quality of being sovereign 2. the status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Sovereignty — Sovereign redirects here. For other uses, see Sovereign (disambiguation). The frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes Leviathan, depicting the Sovereign as a massive body wielding a sword and crozier and composed of many individual people. Sovereignty is… …

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  • 9 sovereignty — /sov rin tee, suv /, n., pl. sovereignties. 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 government as possessed or claimed by a …

    Universalium

  • 10 sovereignty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, full, unlimited ▪ Demonstrators demanded full sovereignty for the self proclaimed republic. ▪ limited ▪ joint, shared …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 sovereignty — n. 1) to grant sovereignty 2) to establish sovereignty 3) to violate a country s sovereignty 4) sovereignty over * * * [ sɒvrɪntɪ] to establishsovereignty to grant sovereignty to violate a country s sovereignty sovereignty over …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 sovereignty —    Complete or supreme power. The idea is that a country or institution is sovereign if it is free to act as it wishes, independently of the way other bodies or countries choose to behave. National sovereignty implies that British governments can …

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • 13 sovereignty — sove|reign|ty [ˈsɔvrınti US ˈsa:v ] n [U] 1.) complete freedom and power to govern ▪ the sovereignty of Parliament sovereignty over ▪ Spain s claim of sovereignty over the territory 2.) the power that an independent country has to govern itself ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sovereignty — sov|er|eign|ty [ savrənti ] noun uncount * the right to rule a country: a dispute over the sovereignty of the islands a. the right of a country to rule itself: The new Slovenian Assembly claimed full sovereignty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 sovereignty — [[t]sɒ̱vrɪnti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Sovereignty is the power that a country has to govern itself or another country or state. Britain s concern to protect national sovereignty is far from new. Syn: autonomy …

    English dictionary

  • 16 sovereignty — noun 1) their sovereignty over the islands Syn: jurisdiction, rule, supremacy, dominion, power, ascendancy, suzerainty, hegemony, domination, authority, control, influence See note at jurisdiction 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 sovereignty — noun 1) their sovereignty over the islands Syn: power, rule, supremacy, dominion, jurisdiction, ascendancy, domination, authority, control 2) full sovereignty was achieved in 1955 Syn: autonomy …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 sovereignty */ — UK [ˈsɒvrɪntɪ] / US [ˈsɑvrəntɪ] noun [uncountable] a) the right to rule a country a dispute over the sovereignty of the islands b) the right of a country to rule itself The new Slovenian Assembly claimed full sovereignty …

    English dictionary

  • 19 sovereignty — noun (U) 1 complete freedom and power to govern: the sovereignty of Parliament 2 the power that an independent country has to govern itself …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 sovereignty — suverenitetas statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Išskirtinė aukščiausios politinės valdžios turėtojo galia priimti sprendimus dėl valstybės vidaus (vidinis suverenitetas) ir užsienio (išorinis suverenitetas) politikos. Terminą pirmą kartą… …

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