sovereignty

[ sov-rin-tee, suhv- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sovereignty
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We will not use our friendship to impose on their sovereignty, for our own sovereignty is not for sale.

All the money, all the sovereignty, would be his; he henceforth would reign.

And whether he would or not nobody could tell; it was all sovereignty.

But the duration of their sovereignty was as a summer cloud or morning dew.

It came about through Don John of Austria's dreams of sovereignty.

The theory of society supposes the existence and sovereignty of these.

"Not as to the sovereignty," said she, with a grave look, half rebukeful of his levity.

They and the Conqueror were rival claimants to the sovereignty of Maine.

Its limitations of Bulgarian sovereignty were ignored little by little.

For who is there now that disputes the sovereignty with him?

WORD ORIGIN

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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