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Etymology

From Old French soverain

Pronunciation

Adjective

sovereign (comparative more sovereign, superlative most sovereign)

Positive
sovereign

Comparative
more sovereign

Superlative
most sovereign

  1. Exercising power of rule.
    sovereign nation
  2. Exceptional in quality.
    sovereign remedy
  3. Having supreme, ultimate power.

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Noun

Singular
sovereign

Plural
sovereigns

sovereign (plural sovereigns)

  1. A monarch; the ruler of a country.
  2. One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
  3. A gold coin minted by the United Kingdom.
  4. A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33⅓ standard bottles.

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