Sovereignty Definition

sŏvər-ĭn-tē, sŏvrĭn-
sovereignties
noun
sovereignties
The state or quality of being sovereign.
Webster's New World
The status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign.
Webster's New World
Supreme and independent political authority.
Webster's New World
Complete independence and self-government.
American Heritage
A sovereign state or governmental unit.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sovereignty

Noun

Singular:
sovereignty
Plural:
sovereignties

Origin of Sovereignty

  • From Old French soverain, from Vulgar Latin root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super (“above"). Plus the Latinate English suffix -ty. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

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