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Sovereign meaning

sovereign - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.
  2. 2. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.
  3. 3. Princely; royal.
  4. 4. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
  5. 5. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.
  6. 6. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.
  9. 9. A supreme ruler; monarch; gold coin of twenty shillings.
  10. 10. Supreme; having supreme authority.

sovereign - examples of usage

  1. I would beg your committee to consider very earnestly this question before bringing to bear against these people the sovereign power of the State. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The doctor asked, Wasn't a sovereign a large order? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. " I will bet a sovereign," said he. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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