Sovereignty

Definition of Sovereignty

Sov´er`eign`ty
n.1.The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; independence; also, that which is sovereign; a sovereign state; as, Italy was formerly divided into many sovereignties.
Woman desiren to have sovereignty
As well over their husband as over their love.
- Chaucer.

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