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Adjective: sovereign  sóv-rin
  1. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    "a sovereign state";
    - autonomous, independent, self-governing
  2. Greatest in status, authority or power
    "a sovereign tribunal";
    - supreme
Noun: sovereign  sóv-rin
  1. A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
    - crowned head, monarch
  2. (historical) a British gold coin worth one pound sterling

Derived forms: sovereigns

See also: dominant, free

Type of: chief of state, head of state, ruler

Encyclopedia: Sovereign, West Virginia