- souvenir sheet,
- sov language,
- sov. un.,
- sovereignty association,
Origin of sovereign
Examples from the Web for 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|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
The Court was pure; the persons of the Sovereign and her Consort profoundly respected.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)|Charles C. F. Greville
The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Let me add my poor admiration to all you receive, realizing that you saved the Emperor, soon to be my sovereign also.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
Upon these grounds Panama claimed that she was a sovereign state temporarily under the duress of a superior government.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
Dishonour and prejudice would accrue to any sovereign who should upset the very nature of the constitution.St George's Cross|H. G. Keene
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.