sovereignty

  1. government free from external control
  2. royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

Sovereignty

Sovereignty, in political theory, is a substantive term designating supreme authority over some polity. It is a basic principle underlying the dominant Westphalian model of state foundation. In layman`s terms, it means a state or a governing body has the full right and power to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies....
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Sovereignty

• (n.) The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; independence; also, that which is sovereign; a sovereign state; as, Italy was formerly divided into many sovereignties.
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sovereignty

noun the authority of a state to govern another state
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sovereignty

[Noun] The power a country has to govern itself, or other countries.
Example: Spain and Britain are discussing the question of the sovereignty of Gibraltar.
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Sovereignty

Sov'er·eign·ty noun ; plural Sovereignties . [ Middle English soverainetee , Old French sovraineté , French souveraineté .] The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supr...
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Sovereignty

A country or region's power and ability to rule itself and manage its own affairs. Some feel that memberships in international organizations such as the WTO are a threat to their sovereignty.
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sovereignty

Absolute authority within a given territory. The possession of sovereignty is taken to be the distinguishing feature of the state, as against other forms of community. The term has an internal...
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sovereignty

Absolute authority within a given territory. The possession of sovereignty is taken to be the distinguishing feature of the state, as against other forms of community. The term has an internal aspect, in that it refers to the ultimate source of authority within a state, such as a parliament or monarch, and an external aspect, where it denotes the i...
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sovereignty

government free from external control
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sovereignty

in political theory, the ultimate overseer, or authority, in the decision-making process of the state and in the maintenance of order. The concept of ... [25 related articles]
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sovereignty

Origin: OE. Soverainetee, OF. Sovrainete, F. Souverainete. ... The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; independence; also, that which is sovereign; a sovereign state; as, Italy was formerly divided into many sovereignties. 'Woman desiren to ha...
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sovereignty

sovereignty 1. Supreme authority, especially over a state or country. 2. The right to self-government without interference from outside by others. 3. A politically independent state. 4. Royal rank, authority, or power.
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sovereignty

sovereignty, supreme authority in a political community. The concept of sovereignty has had a long history of development, and it may be said that every political theorist since Plato has dealt with the notion in some manner, although not always explicitly. Jean Bodin was the first theorist to formu...
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sovereignty

the authority of a state to govern another state
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Sovereignty

The possession or exercise of full control by a government over a territorial or geographical area or limit.
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Sovereignty

The title to supreme power of a monarch, leader or government over an area with a clear-cut border.
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Sovereignty

The union and exercise of all human power possessed in a state; it is a combination of all power; it is the power to do everything in a state without accountability; to make laws, to execute and to apply them: to impose and collect taxes, and, levy, contributions; to make war or peace; to form treaties of alliance or of commerce with foreign nation...
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sovereignty

[n] - government free from external control
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