[sov-rin-tee, suhv-]
noun, plural sovereignties.
the quality or state of being sovereign.
the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
a sovereign state, community, or political unit.

1300–50; Middle English soverainte < Anglo-French sovereynete (Old French soverainete), equivalent to soverain sovereign + -ete -ty2

self-sovereignty, noun
supersovereignty, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
sovereignty (ˈsɒvrəntɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  supreme and unrestricted power, as of a state
2.  the position, dominion, or authority of a sovereign
3.  an independent state

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., "pre-eminence," from Anglo-Fr. sovereynete, from O.Fr. souverainete, from soverain (see sovereign). Meaning "authority, rule" is recorded from late 14c.; sense of "existence as an independent state" is from 1715.
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Cultural Dictionary
sovereignty [(sov-ruhn-tee, sov-uhr-uhn-tee)]

A nation or state's supreme power within its borders. A government might respond, for example, to criticism from foreign governments of its treatment of its own citizens by citing its rights of sovereignty.

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Bible Dictionary

Sovereignty definition

of God, his absolute right to do all things according to his own good pleasure (Dan. 4:25, 35; Rom. 9:15-23; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 4:11).

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Example sentences
But his desire to maintain the nation's sovereignty likely influenced his
The importance of national sovereignty feels different when your enemy sits on
  the other side of a wall.
We live in a post military world where land holdings do not insure security or
In joining the euro, countries had to surrender some sovereignty.
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