What is the meaning of “supranational”?

“Supra” means “above” or “beyond”. When you say that something is supranational, what you mean is that it goes beyond national boundaries. The United Nations and NATO are supposed to be supranational organisations. What this means is that these organisations involve more than one country, and their power or authority extends beyond the borders of individual countries.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – May 14, 2007.  

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