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[soo-pruh-nash-uh-nl] /ˌsu prəˈnæʃ ə nl/
outside or beyond the authority of one national government, as a project or policy that is planned and controlled by a group of nations.
Origin of supranational
1905-10; supra- + national
Related forms
supranationalism, noun
supranationality, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for supranational
  • The external borders of this supranational project are well-defined, and in some cases well-defended.
  • They have cousins in national and supranational capitals all round the world.
  • They are probably paranoid of supranational organizations exerting power over them, thus the lack of adherence to treaties.
  • Cross-national conflict over the specific content of these new supranational policies will surely ensue.
British Dictionary definitions for supranational


/ˌsuːprəˈnæʃnəl; ˌsjuː-/
beyond the authority or jurisdiction of one national government: the supranational institutions of the EU
Derived Forms
supranationalism, noun
supranationally, adverb
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