[ 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

First recorded in 1905–10; supra- + national

OTHER WORDS FROM supranational

su·pra·na·tion·al·ism, nounsu·pra·na·tion·al·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for supra-national

  • 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

/ (ˌsuːprəˈnæʃnəl, ˌsjuː-) /


beyond the authority or jurisdiction of one national governmentthe supranational institutions of the EU

Derived forms of supranational

supranationalism, nounsupranationally, adverb
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