1. (noun) chieftainship, right to exercise authority, chiefly autonomy, chiefly authority, ownership, leadership of a social group, domain of the rangatira, noble birth, attributes of a chief.
2. (noun) kingdom, realm, sovereignty, principality, self-determination, self-management - connotations extending the original meaning of the word resulting from Bible and Treaty of Waitangi translations.
1. (noun) self-determination, sovereignty, autonomy, self-government, domination, rule, control, power.
I roto i tēnei nūpepa ka whai huarahi a Tāwhiao ki te tautohe me āta whakamāori te Tiriti o Waitangi kia kore ai e riro te tino rangatiratanga o te iwi Māori i te kāwanatanga a te Pākehā (TTR 1990:310). / In this newspaper Tāwhiao had an avenue to argue for an interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi that not enable the colonial government to take away Māori sovereignty.