A sovereign state means a state or a governing body that has the full right and power to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies.
*A sovereign state is a nonphysical juridical entity of the international legal system that is represented by one centralized government that has supreme independent authority over a geographic area.
*International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, defined territory, one government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.
* It is also normally understood to be a state which is neither dependent on nor subject to any other power or state.
*While according to the declarative theory of state recognition a sovereign state can exist without being recognised by other sovereign states, unrecognised states will often find it hard to exercise full treaty-making powers and engage in diplomatic relations with other sovereign states