supernational

adjective

su·​per·​na·​tion·​al ˌsü-pər-ˈnash-nəl How to pronounce supernational (audio)
-ˈna-shə-nᵊl
: affecting or having jurisdiction over more than one nation : transcending national boundaries, authority, or interests
a supernational bank/organization
… promoting a more flexible and varied European Union—intergovernmental rather than supernationalJohn O'Sullivan

Examples of supernational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Roberta Metsola made an emphatic apology for the blow to Europeans' trust in the supernational governing body, which boasts 705 members from 27 member nations and is headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Fox News, 15 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supernational was in 1839

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“Supernational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernational. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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