sovereignty

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈsɒv.rən.ti/ or /ˈsɒv.rɪn.ti/

Noun[change]

Singular
sovereignty

Plural
sovereignties

  1. (countable & uncountable) A country's sovereignty is its ability to create its own laws and control its own area without being influenced by other countries.
    Hong Kong's sovereignty was transferred to China in 1997.
    The decision was a blatant attack on national sovereignty.
  2. (countable & uncountable) A ruler's sovereignty is their supreme power over everything.

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