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SOVEREIGNTY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sovereignty mean? 

SOVEREIGNTY (noun)
  The noun SOVEREIGNTY has 3 senses:

1. government free from external control
2. royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
3. the authority of a state to govern another state

  Familiarity information: SOVEREIGNTY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOVEREIGNTY (noun)


Sense 1sovereignty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Government free from external control

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("sovereignty" is a kind of...):

self-determination; self-government; self-rule (government of a political unit by its own people)


Sense 2sovereignty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

sovereignty; reign

Hypernyms ("sovereignty" is a kind of...):

dominion; rule (dominance or power through legal authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sovereignty"):

scepter; sceptre (the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter)


Sense 3sovereignty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The authority of a state to govern another state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("sovereignty" is a kind of...):

authorisation; authority; authorization; dominance; potency; say-so (the power or right to give orders or make decisions)


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