sovereignty


sovereignty

noun

Definition of SOVEREIGNTY

1
the state of being free from the control or power of another <upon leaving home she felt that she had achieved sovereignty for the first time in her life>
Antonyms dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom
2
a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government <as parts of the same sovereignty, the states should not enact laws intended to harm one another economically>
Synonyms commonwealth, country, land, sovereignty (also sovranty), state
3
controlling power or influence over others <the gradual sovereignty of English as the language of international communcation>
Synonyms ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty)

Variants of SOVEREIGNTY

sovereignty also sovranty

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