Examples of sovereignty in a Sentence
- Nor was the sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian race recognized at the time Hawaii became a state. —Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, 18 July 2005
- Cesaire's wrenching chant of self-affirmation announced a new era of intellectual and cultural sovereignty for black writers in French. —Lila Azam Zanganeh, New York Times Book Review, 12 June 2005
- The position plunged him into a supremely complicated religious and political game. Throughout Europe the old order of divinely sanctioned kingdoms was battling models of popular sovereignty and citizenship inspired by the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the adolescent U.S. —David Van Biema, Time, 4 Sept. 2000
upon leaving home she felt that she had achieved sovereignty for the first time in her life
as parts of the same sovereignty, the states should not enact laws intended to harm one another economically
Recent Examples of sovereignty from the Web
Catalonia generates a fifth of Spain’s GDP and already has wide sovereignty, managing its own education system and police forces.
Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty.
The group has also pushed a belief that some shadowy figures in the United State's own government are working to undermine the nation's sovereignty.
Working in seven core themes, from language revival to food sovereignty, Thunder Valley steps in where, and when, schools fall short.
Many conservative Israelis want the government to assert its sovereignty at the plaza by allowing visits of politicians and eliminating a ban on non-Muslim prayer.
The Trump administration, which regards the authority of foreign judges as an infringement of sovereignty, has both provisions in its sights.
The state announced formal settlement negotiations in January, triggering a wave of criticism from some politicians and locals who wanted the state to prevail in court and establish state sovereignty over public access involving Native land.
The move was widely decried as the most severe infringement by Beijing on Hong Kong's judicial independence and rule of law since the territory came under Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
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Synonymsautonomy, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, freedom (also sovranty)
Antonymsdependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom
Related Wordsemancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, release
Near Antonymscaptivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugation
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: unlimited power over a country
: a country's independent authority and the right to govern itself
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