Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.). (adjective)
Having supreme, ultimate power. (adjective)
A monarch; the ruler of a country. (noun)
One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation. (noun)
A gold coin formerly used in the United Kingdom. (noun)
A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33â…“ standard bottles. (noun)
Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy. (noun)
Examples of word sovereign
England could stamp on her sovereign, _Equal to a U.S. half eagle_, and we could stamp on our half eagle, _Equal to a British sovereign_, and thus furnish a currency, which from necessity would in time be adopted by all the world, avoiding vast trouble, loss of time, and litigation, and saving millions of dollars every year.
The term sovereign is from the French "sovereign," and that again from the Latin "supernus."
In using the term sovereign, I am not as concerned about the concept of sovereignty and whether the Assad regime deserves to have its sovereignty respected as I am concerned with the fact that the Syrian military still has the capability to resist such an invasion of the country's territory.
The Kremlin's deputy chief of staff Vladislav Surkov - known as Russia's grey cardinal who coined the phrase sovereign democracy to describe its political system - told a forum in Moscow that "no radical steps would be undertaken" in the next years.
If you hear the term sovereign debt crisis ten times a day that is because now that the bailed out are now saved states will be allowed to fail.