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sovereignty

sov·er·eign·ty

sovereignty

 
pronunciation:
sav rn ti [or] sa v rihn ti [or] suhv rn ti [or] suh v rihn ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: sovereignties
definition 1: supreme power or authority, esp. over a state or other political body.
The U.S. federal government has sovereignty over the states.
synonyms:
dominion, majesty, supremacy
definition 2: the power of self-government, with independence from outside control; autonomy.
synonyms:
autonomy, self-government, self-rule
similar words:
freedom, independence, liberty, majesty
definition 3: a state, territory, or other political body that governs itself.
synonyms:
autonomy