Sovereignty vs Independence - What's the difference?

sovereignty | independence |


As nouns the difference between sovereignty and independence

is that sovereignty is (of a polity) the state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations while independence is 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sovereignty

English

(sovereignty)

Noun

  • (of a polity) The state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.
  • (of a ruler) Supreme authority over all things.
  • (of a person) The liberty to decide one's thoughts and actions.
  • independence

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.