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Sovereignty vs. Independence

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Sovereigntynoun

(of a polity) The state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.

Independencenoun

The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.

Sovereigntynoun

(of a ruler) Supreme authority over all things.

Independencenoun

The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Sovereigntynoun

(of a person) The liberty to decide one's thoughts and actions.

Independencenoun

The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.

‘Let fortune do her worst, . . . as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.’;

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Sovereigntynoun

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 sovereigntyAs well over their husband as over their love.’;

Independencenoun

Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Sovereigntynoun

government free from external control

Independencenoun

freedom from control or influence of another or others

Sovereigntynoun

royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

Independencenoun

the successful ending of the American Revolution;

‘they maintained close relations with England even after independence’;

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Sovereigntynoun

supreme power or authority

‘the sovereignty of Parliament’;

Independencenoun

a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail

Sovereigntynoun

the authority of a state to govern itself or another state

‘national sovereignty’;

Independencenoun

the fact or state of being independent

‘I've always valued my independence’; ‘Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816’;

Sovereigntynoun

a self-governing state.

Independence

Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory. The opposite of independence is the status of a dependent territory.

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Sovereignty

Sovereignty is the supreme authority within a territory. Sovereignty entails hierarchy within the state, as well as external autonomy for states.

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