Definition for SOV-ER-EIGN

SOV-ER-EIGN, n. [suv'eran.]

  1. A supreme lord or ruler; one who possesses the highest authority without control. Some earthly princes, kings and emperors are sovereigns in their dominions.
  2. A supreme magistrate; a king.
  3. A gold coin of England, value 20s. sterling.

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