Definitions for sovereignty
ˈsɒv rɪn ti, ˈsʌv-sovereign·ty
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sovereignty.
government free from external control
royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
the authority of a state to govern another state
The state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.
Supreme authority over all things. (as in an emperor, king, dictator, or God, ref. 'King of kings, and Lord of lords')
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Supremacy; highest place; supreme power; highest degree of excellence.
Etymology: souverainetè, French.
Give me pardon,
That I, your vassal, have employed and pain’d
Your unknown sovereignty. William Shakespeare.
Happy were England, would this virtuous prince
Take on his grace the sov’reignty thereof. William Shakespeare.
To give laws unto a people, to institute magistrates and officers over them; to punish and pardon malefactors; to have the sole authority of making war and peace, are the true marks of sovereignty. Davies.
A mighty hunter thence he shall be stil’d
Before the Lord; as in despite of heav’n,
Or from heav’n, claiming second sov’reignty. John Milton.
Nothing does so gratify a haughty humour, as this piece of usurped sovereignty over our brethren. Govern. of the Tongue.
Jove’s own tree,
That holds the woods in awful sov’reignty,
Requires a depth of lodging in the ground;
High as his topmost boughs to heav’n ascend,
So low his roots to hell’s dominion tend. Dryden.
I well foresee, whene’er thy suit I grant,
That I my much lov’d sov’reignty shall want,
And her new beauty may thy heart invade. Dryden.
Let us above all things possess our souls with awful apprehensions of the majesty and sovereignty of God. John Rogers.
Alexander’s Grecian colonies in the Indies were almost exterminated by Sandrocottus; Seleucus recovered the sovereignty in some degree, but was forced to abandon to him the country along the Indus. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
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.]
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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Rank popularity for the word 'sovereignty' in Nouns Frequency: #2679
The numerical value of sovereignty in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sovereignty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
It [ the reopening ] is the fruit of the conviction that the next phase requires Arab presence and communication with Syria for the care of its people, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
I know that there is a lot of hope that tribes might become these safe havens for abortion care, particularly since a lot of tribes are blue leaning areas within a large swath of red states, however, that's a lot to put on Indian Country. I don't think that that's fair. And frankly, it's putting a lot of political and legal risk on tribal sovereignty.
The United States made an important proclamation that stresses Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces and opens new horizons for strengthening Morocco’s position in international circles. It also further isolates the adversaries of our territorial integrity.
Holding the summit in the Negev desert that borders Egypt and Jordan, rather than in Tel Aviv... or in Jerusalem, where Israel's claim of sovereignty remains unrecognized by Arab nations, hints at Israeli overtures towards the Arab world.
China upholds peaceful development, and China's military unswervingly protects the country's sovereignty, security and development interests, china and the United States can only develop together if we maintain no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation.
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Translations for sovereignty
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- السيادة, سيادةArabic
- sobiraniaCatalan, Valencian
- yksinvaltius, suvereenisuus, yksilönvapaus, suvereniteettiFinnish
- ceannas, ardcheannas, flaitheas, flaithiúnasIrish
- ריבונות, ריבונית, ריבוןHebrew
- 주권, 主權Korean
- فهرمان ڕهواییKurdish
- сувереност, суверенитетMacedonian
- akʼídádéestʼį́į́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- autoridade, soberania, arbítrioPortuguese
- суверенитет, suverenitetSerbo-Croatian
- oavhängighet, självständighet, suveränitetSwedish
- egemenlik, hükümranlık, hâkimiyet, mutlak güçTurkish
- 主權, chủ quyềnVietnamese
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