The framers in 1787 were wary of sovereignty, and tried to divide, distance, check and balance its exercise.
Not present will be Queen Sofia of Spain, in protest at British sovereignty over Gibraltar.
Like more and more Israelis, I believe any form of financial dependence on the United States is a threat to Israeli sovereignty.
Normally no one accepts Israeli sovereignty in East Jerusalem.
“Drones indeed are challenging our sovereignty,” he told journalists after the elections.
Certain important powers and attributes of sovereignty the people of the States gave to this new government.
It acknowledged the principle of the sovereignty of the people.
He fought the Spaniards bitterly and held their sovereignty in check for many years.
Otherwise the sovereignty of the people would be limited and this must not be.
Taking the theory of sovereignty as it stood, he had only to apply it to communities.
mid-14c., "pre-eminence," from Anglo-French sovereynete, Old French souverainete, from soverain (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "authority, rule, supremacy of power or rank" is recorded from late 14c.; sense of "existence as an independent state" is from 1715.
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.