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Definition of Sovereign

Sovereign

  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.
  4. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
  5. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.
  6. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor.
  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. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.

Sovereign Quotations

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
Sun Tzu

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.
Thomas Hobbes

When Marcus Garvey died in 1940, the role of the British Empire was already being challenged by India and the rising expectations of her African colonies. Marcus Garvey's avocation of African redemption and the restoration of the African state's sovereign political entity in world affairs was still a dream without fulfillment.
John Henrik Clarke

The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
Andrew Jackson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Sovereign Translations

sovereign in Dutch is oppermachtig, soeverein, oppermachtig
sovereign in German is Herrscher
sovereign in Spanish is soberano
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