Origin of sovereign
Synonyms for sovereign
Related Words for sovereignautonomous, unlimited, absolute, monarch, independent, ascendant, royal, imperial, chief, ruling, principal, king, majesty, ruler, queen, autocrat, prince, empress, potentate, emperor
Examples from the Web for sovereign
Contemporary Examples of sovereign
So where does this leave the millions of Palestinians—like my relatives—who dream of self-determination and a sovereign state?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
Paudert is sure to acknowledge that sovereign citizens have the same rights as all Americans and that they are not all dangerous.
But the group has been paying close attention to the sovereign citizens for a while.
Often, the most common opportunity for police officers to encounter a sovereign citizen is during a traffic stop.
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Historical Examples of sovereign
On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
"Be sovereign of Greece, and then enjoy ourselves," said the king.
What is left for the sovereign power to decide on, if this right be denied him?A Theological-Political Treatise [Part IV]
Benedict of Spinoza
Rumi-naui himself enters and receives the thanks of his sovereign.Apu Ollantay
It was quite like being received by a sovereign, Decatur imagined.Quaint Courtships
Word Origin for sovereign
late 13c., "superior, ruler, master," from Old French soverain "sovereign, lord, ruler," noun use of adjective meaning "highest, supreme, chief" (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "gold coin worth 22s 6d" first recorded late 15c.; value changed 1817 to 1 pound.
early 14c., "great, superior, supreme," from Old French soverain "highest, supreme, chief," from Vulgar Latin *superanus "chief, principal" (source also of Spanish soberano, Italian soprano), from Latin super "over" (see super-). Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign. Milton spelled it sovran, as though from Italian sovrano. Of remedies or medicines, "potent in a high degree," from late 14c.