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sovereignty

noun
variants: also

sovranty

Synonyms and Antonyms of sovereignty

  1. 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 Synonyms of sovereignty autonomy, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, freedom (also sovranty)Words Related to sovereignty emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, releaseNear Antonyms of sovereignty captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugationAntonyms of sovereignty dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom

  2. 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 of sovereignty commonwealth, country, land, nation (also sovranty), stateWords Related to sovereignty city-state, microstate, ministate, nation-state; domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, realm, republic; duchy, dukedom, emirate, principality, seigniory (or seignory), sultanate; democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, oligarchy, sovereign (also sovran), theocracy; client state, colony, condominium, dependency, mandate, province, settlement, soil, trust territory; fatherland, homeland, motherland; great power, power, sea power, superpower, world power; welfare state

  3. 3 controlling power or influence over others the gradual sovereignty of English as the language of international communcation Synonyms of sovereignty ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, supremacy (also sovranty)Words Related to sovereignty primacy, superiority; lordship, scepter; arm, authority, choke hold, clutch, command, control, grip, hold, mastery, sway; takeover; direction, jurisdiction, management; clout, might, pull, weight; eminence, importance, moment; prerogative, privilege, rightNear Antonyms of sovereignty helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness



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