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supranational

[soo-pruh-nash-uh-nl]
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adjective
  1. outside or beyond the authority of one national government, as a project or policy that is planned and controlled by a group of nations.
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Origin of supranational

First recorded in 1905–10; supra- + national
Related formssu·pra·na·tion·al·ism, nounsu·pra·na·tion·al·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples

  • True democracy, supra-national democracy, must take its stand against "imperialism masquerading as democracy."

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland

  • 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

supranational

adjective
  1. beyond the authority or jurisdiction of one national governmentthe supranational institutions of the EU
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Derived Formssupranationalism, nounsupranationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for supra-national

adj.

also supranational, 1871 (T.H. Huxley), from supra- + national. Cf. German supra-national (1865).

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