sovereignty: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sov'rin-tē, suv'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
- the quality or state of being sovereign.
- the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
- supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
- rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
- a sovereign state, community, or political unit.
- sovereignty (Thesaurus)