[sov-ruh n, suhv-]
Origin of sovran
1625–35; alteration of sovereign, modeled on Italian sovrano
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Examples from the Web for sovran
On kin of Cain was the killing avenged by sovran God for slaughtered Abel.
By his sovran he sat, come safe from battle, kinsman by kinsman.
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.One-Act Plays
And had read all the sovran schemes and divine riddles there.
- a literary word for sovereign
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