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sovran

[sov-ruh n, suhv-]
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noun, adjective Literary.
  1. sovereign.

Origin of sovran

1625–35; alteration of sovereign, modeled on Italian sovrano
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Examples from the Web for sovran

Historical Examples

  • On kin of Cain was the killing avenged by sovran God for slaughtered Abel.

    Beowulf

    Anonymous

  • By his sovran he sat, come safe from battle, kinsman by kinsman.

    Beowulf

    Anonymous

  • It displeases me to think it possible that a subject should ever become a sovran.

  • You are sovran in the art: feigning and truth Are so commingled in you.

  • And had read all the sovran schemes and divine riddles there.


British Dictionary definitions for sovran

sovran

noun, adjective
  1. a literary word for sovereign
Derived Formssovranly, adverbsovranty, noun
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