sovereignty: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sov'rin-tē, suv'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the quality or state of being sovereign.
  2. the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
  3. supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
  4. rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
  5. a sovereign state, community, or political unit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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