What does sovereignty mean?

Definitions for sovereignty
ˈsɒv rɪn ti, ˈsʌv-sovereign·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sovereignty(noun)

    government free from external control

  2. reign, sovereignty(noun)

    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

  3. sovereignty(noun)

    the authority of a state to govern another state

Wiktionary

  1. sovereignty(Noun)

    The state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Plus the Latinate English suffix -ity. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  2. sovereignty(Noun)

    Supreme authority over all things. (as in an emperor, king, dictator, or God, ref. 'King of kings, and Lord of lords')

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Plus the Latinate English suffix -ity. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  3. sovereignty(Noun)

    The liberty to decide one's thoughts and actions.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Plus the Latinate English suffix -ity. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sovereignty(noun)

    the quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; independence; also, that which is sovereign; a sovereign state; as, Italy was formerly divided into many sovereignties

    Etymology: [OE. soverainetee, OF. sovrainet, F. souverainet.]

Freebase

  1. Sovereignty

    Sovereignty is the quality of having independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory. It can be found in a power to rule and make laws that rests on a political fact for which no pure legal definition can be provided. In theoretical terms, the idea of "sovereignty", historically, from Socrates to Thomas Hobbes, has always necessitated a moral imperative on the entity exercising it. For centuries past, the idea that a state could be sovereign was always connected to its ability to guarantee the best interests of its own citizens. Thus, if a state could not act in the best interests of its own citizens, it could not be thought of as a “sovereign” state. The concept of sovereignty has been discussed throughout history, from the time of the Romans through to the present day. It has changed in its definition, concept, and application throughout, especially during the Age of Enlightenment. The current notion of state sovereignty contains four aspects consisting of territory, population, authority and recognition. According to Stephen D. Krasner, the term could also be understood in four different ways: ⁕domestic sovereignty – actual control over a state exercised by an authority organized within this state,

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sovereignty' in Nouns Frequency: #2679

How to pronounce sovereignty?

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    Veena
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How to say sovereignty in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sovereignty in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sovereignty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sovereignty in a Sentence

  1. Robert Palladino:

    It does not signal a change of U.S. policy on Jerusalem, the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties.

  2. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    We respect Indonesia's sovereignty, we respect their legal system, what we are asking is that President Widodo show mercy to these two young Australians.

  3. Jiang Duan:

    China's enactment of laws in the Hong Kong special adminstrative region to safeguard national security is aimed at plugging loopholes...and effectively safeguarding national sovereignty and security, this is legitimate, legal and imperative.

  4. Saudi Arabia:

    The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests.

  5. Julie Bishop:

    The best way for Indonesia to resolve any concerns it has ... is for Indonesia to enforce sovereignty over its borders.

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