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squatter sovereignty

noun, U.S. History
1.
(used contemptuously by its opponents) popular sovereignty (def 2).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for squatter-sovereignty

squatter sovereignty

noun
1.
a derogatory term for popular sovereignty
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