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supranational

[ soo-pruh-nash-uh-nl ]
/ ˌsu prəˈnæʃ ə nl /
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adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM supranational

su·pra·na·tion·al·ism, nounsu·pra·na·tion·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supranational

supranational
/ (ˌsuːprəˈnæʃnəl, ˌsjuː-) /

adjective

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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