Definitions of sovereignty

  1. government free from external control Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Supreme power: dominion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Supreme power; paramount dominion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The state of being sovereign; supreme authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Supreme power; supreme dominion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Supreme power; highest place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sovereignty

  1. And all these have left traces of their sovereignty amid the rocks, the grass and the rank weeds of the hill. – By-Ways of Bombay by S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
  2. 159; on Sovereignty ii. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley