Etymology
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sovereignty (n.)

mid-14c., "pre-eminence," from Anglo-French sovereynete, Old French souverainete, from soverain (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "authority, rule, supremacy of power or rank" is recorded from late 14c.; sense of "existence as an independent state" is from 1715.

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Definitions of sovereignty

sovereignty (n.)
government free from external control;
sovereignty (n.)
royal authority; the dominion of a monarch;
Synonyms: reign
sovereignty (n.)
the authority of a state to govern another state;
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