What does Sovereign mean?

Definitions for Sovereign
ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-Sovereign

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sovereign.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sovereign, crowned head, monarch(adj)

    a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

  2. autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign(adj)

    (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

    "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

  3. sovereign, supreme(adj)

    greatest in status or authority or power

    "a supreme tribunal"

Wiktionary

  1. sovereign(Noun)

    A monarch; the ruler of a country.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  2. sovereign(Noun)

    One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  3. sovereign(Noun)

    A gold coin minted by the United Kingdom.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  4. sovereign(Noun)

    A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33u2153 standard bottles.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  5. sovereign(Adjective)

    Exercising power of rule.

    sovereign nation

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  6. sovereign(Adjective)

    Exceptional in quality.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  7. sovereign(Adjective)

    Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

  8. sovereign(Adjective)

    Having supreme, ultimate power.

    Etymology: From soverain, from root *superānus (cf. Italian sovrano, Spanish soberano) from Latin super. Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sovereign(adj)

    supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Sovereign(adj)

    independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Sovereign(adj)

    princely; royal

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Sovereign(adj)

    predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Sovereign(adj)

    efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Sovereign(noun)

    the person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Sovereign(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Sovereign(noun)

    any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Sovereign

    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

  1. Sovereign

    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.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sovereign

    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.

How to pronounce Sovereign?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Sovereign in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sovereign in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sovereign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Sovereign in a Sentence

  1. Kim Eng Tan:

    A further slowdown in Thailand's economic growth trajectory could erode its sovereign credit metrics over the next few years even without a possible violent confrontation in the country.

  2. Le Maire:

    France is a sovereign country, its decisions on tax matters are sovereign and will continue to be sovereign.

  3. Southeast Asian:

    We have stressed many times that there is no dispute that the Xisha islands are China's sovereign territory.

  4. Le Maire:

    France is a sovereign nation and will continue of course to decide as a sovereign nation on all taxation issues, so let's work during the G7... on that key question of digital taxation because this is for us the best way to fix this issue.

  5. Ali Khamenei:

    A unified and coherent Yemen with sovereign integrity should be endorsed. Given Yemen's religious and ethnic diversity, protecting Yemen's integrity requires domestic dialogue.

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