sovereign

One of the leading points in Rousseau's "Contrat Social". With his idea of an inalienable national sovereignty compare Burke's idea of king and people as equal contracting parties, whose compact creates government and is not to be broken by either as long as the original terms of the covenant are kept.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from Price's Sermon in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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