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sovran

[ sov-ruhn, suhv- ]
/ ˈsɒv rən, ˈsʌv- /
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noun, adjective Literary.
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Origin of sovran

1625–35; alteration of sovereign, modeled on Italian sovrano
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British Dictionary definitions for sovran

sovran
/ (ˈsɒvrən) /

noun, adjective
a literary word for sovereign

Derived forms of sovran

sovranly, adverbsovranty, noun
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