Definition of Sovereign

1. Noun. A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right.




2. Adjective. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces. "A sovereign state"
Exact synonyms: Autonomous, Independent, Self-governing
Similar to: Free
Derivative terms: Autonomy, Independence

3. Adjective. Greatest in status or authority or power. "A supreme tribunal"
Exact synonyms: Supreme
Similar to: Dominant

Definition of Sovereign

1. a. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.

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

Definition of Sovereign

1. Adjective. Exercising power of rule. ¹

2. Adjective. Exceptional in quality. ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.). ¹

4. Adjective. Having supreme, ultimate power. ¹

5. Noun. A monarch; the ruler of a country. ¹

6. Noun. One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation. ¹

7. Noun. A gold coin minted by the United Kingdom. ¹

8. Noun. A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33? standard bottles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sovereign

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Medical Definition of Sovereign

1. 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. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy. Synonym: King, prince, monarch, potentate, emperor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sovereign

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"(a) constitutions established by a free sovereign people for their own regulation, ... Some constitutions are compacts between several sovereign powers. ..."

2. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"THE CONSTITUTION NOT A COMPACT BETWEEN sovereign STATES.* On the 21st of January, 1833, Mr. Wilkins, chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Senate, ..."

3. Outlines of International Law by George Breckenridge Davis (1887)
"It has been seen that a state possesses a certain number of sovereign rights and powers. These rights are possessed in precisely the same number and to the ..."

4. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness (1903)
"received the friendly letter indited in the sovereign's own hand, of which, alas ! no record has been kept; it is irretrievably lost, together with all the ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In Austria (with the exception of some episcopal sees), in Bavaria, in Spain, in Portugal and in Peru, the Government presents to the sovereign pontiff the ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Being of earth, the sovereign must, while on earth, possess his Ba, or second earthly person; but being, at the same time, the heaven- born child and the ..."

7. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"Let us admit that they are sovereign, for they are so; that is to say, the aggregate community, the collected will of the people, is sovereign. ..."

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