Transcending national boundaries, concerns, or governments.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

greater than a state. More specially, a supranational organisation is different from a superstate or a federation. While it is bigger than a nation, the supranational organisation is limited in the functions for which it is responsible. Its first legal appearance was in the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) Treaty in which the high authority of that Community, the precursor of the Commission of the European Union. The treaty obliged the members to refrain from action incompatible with the supranational character of their duties. The member states were enjoined to respect this supranational character.

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