Associations to the word «Sovereign»


SOVEREIGN, adjective. Exercising power of rule.
SOVEREIGN, adjective. Exceptional in quality.
SOVEREIGN, adjective. (now rare) Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).
SOVEREIGN, adjective. Having supreme, ultimate power.
SOVEREIGN, adjective. Princely; royal.
SOVEREIGN, adjective. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
SOVEREIGN, noun. A monarch; the ruler of a country.
SOVEREIGN, noun. One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
SOVEREIGN, noun. A gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling but in practice used as a bullion coin.
SOVEREIGN, noun. A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33⅓ standard bottles.
SOVEREIGN, noun. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalini, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.
SOVEREIGN, noun. (UK) (slang) A large, garish ring; a sovereign ring.
SOVEREIGN DEBT, noun. (economics) The amount of money outstanding that was borrowed by a government in order to finance expenditure not covered by taxation
SOVEREIGN IMMUNITIES, noun. Plural of sovereign immunity
SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY, noun. (legal) A legal doctrine by which the sovereign or state cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suit or criminal prosecution.
SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA, proper noun. A Roman Catholic lay fraternity for men.
SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND, noun. A state-owned investment fund investing in real and financial assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, precious metals, etc.

Dictionary definition

SOVEREIGN, noun. A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right.
SOVEREIGN, adjective. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state".
SOVEREIGN, adjective. Greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal".

Wise words

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