Definitions of sovereignty on the Web:

government free from external control reign: royal authority; the dominion of a monarch the authority of a state to govern another state

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Sovereignty is the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a territory. It can be found in a power to rule and make law that rests ...

sovereign - autonomous: (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

sovereign - greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal"

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sovereign - A monarch; the ruler of a country; One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation; A gold coin minted by the United Kingdom; A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33⅓ standard bottles; Exercising power of rule; Exceptional in quality; Having supreme ...

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Sovereignty is a state of completeness and inter-connectedness. It is recognizing that as a human being you have an individuated spirit force that animates your physical, emotional, and mental aspects, and that through this spirit you are complete and connected to all other life forms through ...

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Bouvier's Law Dictionary
(1856 Edition)

SOVEREIGN STATE. One which governs itself independently of any foreign power.

SOVEREIGNTY. The union and exercise of all human power possessed in a state; it is a combination of all power; it is the power to do everything in a state without accountability; to make laws, to execute and to apply them: to impose and collect taxes, and, levy, contributions; to make war or peace; to form treaties of alliance or of commerce with foreign nations, and the like.

2. Abstractedly, sovereignty resides in the body of the nation and belongs to the people. But these powers are generally exercised by delegation.

3. When analysed, sovereignty is naturally divided into three great powers; namely, the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary; the first is the power to make new laws, and to correct and repeal the old; the second is the power to execute the laws both at home and abroad; and the last is the power to apply the laws to particular facts; to judge the disputes which arise among the citizens, and to punish crimes.

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In the context of Rights and Duties of States, the Restatement of the Law Third states:

"'Sovereignty' is a term used in many senses and is much abused. As used here, it implies a state's lawful control over it's territory generally to the exclusion of other states, authority to govern in that territory, and authority to apply law there."

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