Definition of Sovereign. Meaning of Sovereign. Synonyms of Sovereign

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Definition of Sovereign

Sovereign
Sovereign Sov"er*eign (? or ?; 277), n. 1. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor. No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign, that is, to the nation. --Jefferson. 2. A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning king or queen is stamped, valued at one pound sterling, or about $4.86. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy. Syn: King; prince; monarch; potentate; emperor.
Sovereign
Sovereign Sov"er*eign (? or ?; 277), a. [OE. soverain, sovereyn, OF. soverain, suvrain, F. souverain, LL. superanus, fr. L. superus that is above, upper, higher, fr. super above. See Over, Super, and cf. Soprano. The modern spelling is due to a supposed connection with reign.] 1. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince. 2. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion. 3. Princely; royal. ``Most sovereign name.' --Shak. At Babylon was his sovereign see. --Chaucer. 4. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount. We acknowledge him [God] our sovereign good. --Hooker. 5. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy. --Dryden. Such a sovereign influence has this passion upon the regulation of the lives and actions of men. --South. Sovereign state, a state which administers its own government, and is not dependent upon, or subject to, another power.

Meaning of Sovereign from wikipedia

- Sovereign is a title which can be applied to the highest leader in various categories. The word is borrowed from Old French souverain, which is ultimately...
- A sovereign state or sovereign country, is a political entity represented by one central government that has supreme legitimate authority over territory...
- The sovereign citizen movement (also SovCit movement or SovCits) is a loose grouping of litigants, activists, tax protesters, financial scheme promoters...
- ruler (also known as the sovereign); natural law and divine law confer upon the sovereign the right to rule. And the sovereign is not above divine law...
- This gallery of sovereign state flags shows the national or state flags of sovereign states that appear on the list of sovereign states. For other flags...
- MS Sovereign (formerly Sovereign of the Seas) was one of three large cruise ships of the Sovereign class operated by Pullmantur Cruises and formerly by...
- The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), officially the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Italian:...
- The following is a list providing an overview of sovereign states around the world with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty...
- monarchy, is the constitutional form of government by which a hereditary sovereign reigns as the head of state of the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies...
- The sovereign is a British gold coin with a nominal value of one pound sterling (£1) and contains 0.2354 troy oz of pure gold. Struck since 1817, it was...