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Noun: sovereignty  sóv-rin-tee
  1. Government free from external control
     
  2. Royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
    - reign
     
  3. The authority of a state to govern another state

Derived forms: sovereignties

Type of: authorisation [Brit], authority, authorization, dominance, dominion, potency, raj [Asia], rule, say-so, self-determination, self-government, self-rule

Encyclopedia: Sovereignty