outside or beyond the authority of one national government, as a project or policy that is planned and controlled by a group of nations.
Related formssu·pra·na·tion·al·ism, nounsu·pra·na·tion·al·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples of supra-national
True democracy, supra-national democracy, must take its stand against "imperialism masquerading as democracy."
Because of our population, however, we would have minority representation in any supra-national government now being planned.
All American advocates of supra-national government, or world government, claim their principal motive is to achieve world peace.
British Dictionary definitions for supra-national
Derived Formssupranationalism, nounsupranationally, adverb
beyond the authority or jurisdiction of one national governmentthe supranational institutions of the EU
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Word Origin and History for supra-national
also supranational, 1871 (T.H. Huxley), from supra- + national. Cf. German supra-national (1865).
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