sovereign, crowned head, monarch(adj)
a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign(adj)
(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
"an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
greatest in status or authority or power
"a supreme tribunal"
A monarch; the ruler of a country.
One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
A gold coin minted by the United Kingdom.
A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33u2153 standard bottles.
Exercising power of rule.
Exceptional in quality.
Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).
Having supreme, ultimate power.
Origin: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.
supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince
independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion
predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount
efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy
the person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor
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
any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy
Origin: [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.]
Sovereign is an EP by the Oakland, California band Neurosis. As with the previous album, Times of Grace it was recorded by Steve Albini at Electric Audio in Chicago, Illinois. The CD contains a mixed-media CD-Rom portion featuring visuals and music reminiscent of their live shows and their work under the Tribes of Neurot moniker. In 2011 Neurot Recordings released a reissue that includes bonus track "Misgiven".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
suv′rān, or sov′e-rān, adj. supreme: possessing supreme power or dominion: superior to all others: utmost: most efficacious—(Milt.) Sov′ran.—n. a supreme ruler: a monarch: a gold coin=20s.—v.t. to rule over as a sovereign.—adj. Sov′ereignest (Shak.), most effectual.—adv. Sov′ereignly, in a sovereign manner: in the highest degree: supremely.—n. Sov′ereignty, supreme power: dominion. [O. Fr. sovrain—Low L. superanus—L. super, supra, above.]
The republic of Ireland is a sovereign nation.Submitted by MaryC on January 7, 2020
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Etymology and Origins
So called because when first struck, in the reign of Henry VIII., this gold coin had upon it a representation of that sovereign in his royal robes.
The numerical value of Sovereign in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Sovereign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Sovereign in a Sentence
The concern is the sovereign immunity.
That is uncalled for in a sovereign country.
A subject and a sovereign are clean different things.
Alien. An American sovereign in his probationary state.
This is a responsibility of the sovereign state of Nigeria.
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- sobiràCatalan, Valencian
- svrchovaný, panovník, vládceCzech
- suverena, suverenoEsperanto
- [[punta, monarkki, erinomainen, hallitsija, valtias, itsenäinen, suvereeniFinnish
- ceannasach, sabhran, rí, ardcheannasach, banríonIrish
- soberano, soberanaGalician
- punt airhey, ard-reeoil, ard-reeManx
- soveran, soveranoInterlingua
- penguasa, berdaulatIndonesian
- 独立, 君主, 自立, 卓越したJapanese
- суверен, соверин, владетелMacedonian
- soeverein, vorstDutch
- suserano, soberanoPortuguese
- суверен, монарх, суверенный, соверен, властительRussian
- suverän, självständig, regent, monarkSwedish
- సర్వసత్తాక, సార్వభౌమTelugu
- soveran, soveränikVolapük
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