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sovereign

adjective
 
 
/ˈsɒvərɪn/
A sovereign country or state is completely independent.Colonisation and self-government
sovereignty
 
 
/ˈsɒvrənti/ noun [U]
the power of a country to control its own governmentColonisation and self-government
Translations of “sovereign”
in Chinese (Traditional) 政府, 至高無上的, 完全獨立的…
in Russian суверенный, независимый…
in Turkish müstakil, bağımsız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政府, 至高无上的, 完全独立的…
in Polish suwerenny…
(Definition of sovereign from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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