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Sovereignty

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sovereignty (noun)
1.
obsolete supreme excellence or an example of it
2.
a) supreme power especially over a - body politic
b) freedom from external control - autonomy
c) controlling influence
3.
one that is - sovereign , especially an autonomous state
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sovereignty (noun)
1.
the state of being free from the control or power of another
SYNONYMS:
autonomy, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, sovereignty ( sovranty)
RELATED WORDS:
emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, release
NEAR ANTONYMS:
captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugation
dependence ( dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom
sovereignty (noun)
2.
a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government
SYNONYMS:
commonwealth, country, land, sovereignty ( sovranty), state
RELATED WORDS:
city-state, microstate, ministate, nation-state; domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, realm, republic; duchy, dukedom, emirate, principality, seigniory ( seignory), sultanate; democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, oligarchy, sovereign ( sovran), theocracy; client state, colony, condominium, dependency, mandate, province, settlement, soil, trust territory; fatherland, homeland, motherland; great power, power, sea power, superpower, world power; welfare state
sovereignty (noun)
3.
controlling power or influence over others
SYNONYMS:
ascendance ( ascendence), ascendancy ( ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, sovereignty ( sovranty)
RELATED WORDS:
primacy, superiority; lordship, scepter; arm, authority, choke hold, clutch, command, control, grip, hold, mastery, sway; takeover; direction, jurisdiction, management; clout, might, pull, weight; eminence, importance, moment; prerogative, privilege, right
NEAR ANTONYMS:
helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness
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