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
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Assertions of Russian, then American sovereignty over the boundaries of Russian America, defined in 1825 in a treaty between England and Russia, were accepted by both countries in 1867, and by the international community of nations.
In his speech, President Trump repeated the word sovereignty 10 times, but mentioned human rights only once—and then only to criticize the composition of the UN Human Rights Council.
Scott ends on an elegiac note, suggesting that the golden age of the barbarians ended about the year 1600—that is, at roughly the same time that early-modern state-building began and legal discourses of sovereignty were developing.
The question is whether there is actually any room for talks because the core of the matter remains unchanged: the concept of sovereignty.
Spain's constitution says that only the nation's government can call a referendum on sovereignty.
Catalonia wants a referendum like those permitted in Scotland and Quebec, but Spain’s 1978 constitution stipulates that only the national government can call referendums on sovereignty and that all Spaniards must be allowed to vote.
In fact, the Outer Space Treaty, signed by 107 countries at the UN in 1967, explicitly prohibits countries from claiming sovereignty over celestial bodies.
Indonesian vessels recently clashed with Vietnamese ones in the area, and questions of sovereignty continue to roil the waterway.
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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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