n. autonomy; independence
n. supremacy of authority or rule
Iraq's Foreign Minister, Mr. Zebari let slip first thing this morning the news that it had been decided to bring forward the transfer of sovereignty to today.
The Argentinian president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, used a meeting of the council this week to renew demands for talks over the sovereignty of the Falklands.
Sentence in Classic:
Were it indeed necessary in giving a constitution to a State to forfeit its sovereignty, the prince who, to retain his station, should withhold a constitution, might plead excuse; but for him who in giving a constitution can still retain his sovereignty, no excuse is to be made.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Athelstane, it is true, was vain enough, and loved to have his ears tickled with tales of his high descent, and of his right by inheritance to homage and sovereignty.
One morning it drew itself up before the face of France, and, elevating its voice, it contested the collective title and the individual right of the nation to sovereignty, of the citizen to liberty.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
From a political point of view, there is but a single principle; the sovereignty of man over himself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
If it were otherwise, and that absolute sovereignty and power of life and death naturally belonged to the husband, and were necessary to the society between man and wife, there could be no matrimony in any of those countries where the husband is allowed no such absolute authority.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
But he who reaches sovereignty by popular favour finds himself alone, and has none around him, or few, who are not prepared to obey him.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context