Definition of supranational in English:

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supranational

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞oprəˈnaSH(ə)n(ə)l/

adjective

Having power or influence that transcends national boundaries or governments: supranational law
More example sentences
  • While initially established by national governments, supranational EU institutions develop a degree of autonomy from the control of governments.
  • Thus, the EU is a crossroads where subnational, national, supranational, and international policy-making all intersect.
  • We must break the present supranational controls over nation-states, by the financial oligarchy.

Derivatives

supranationalism

Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • Majority voting is a key instrument of supranationalism because member states on the losing side agree to abide by the majority's decision.
  • Their plans were strikingly similar to the integration of nationalisms or what might more accurately be called the supranationalism of today's European Union.
  • For decades the biggest debate in the EU has been between supranationalism and intergovernmentalism, staggeringly boring terms describing a very important difference.

supranationality

Pronunciation: /-ˌnaSHəˈnalitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Against federalist ambitions, Weiler maintains that supranationality does not strive for unity.
  • This sensitivity about sovereignty and supranationality is reflected by the official position on the new treaty.
  • With the end of supranationality, might it not be said that its advocates did the world a lot of damage?
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