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Definition of soverign

"soverign" is probably misspelled. Trying sovereign instead Definition of sovereign

1. sovereign [ n ] a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

Used in print:

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

The difference is important , for although the older law_of_nations did cover relationships among sovereigns , this was by_no_means its exclusive domain .

The law of nature governed sovereigns in their relationship to their own citizens , to foreigners , and to each other in a conceptually unified system .

According_to the new theories , the nineteenth century corporate sovereign was `` sovereign '' in a quite new and different sense from his historical predecessors .

However , the sovereign was not Hobbes ' absolute monarch but rather the parliamentary sovereign of Austin .

However , the sovereign was not Hobbes ' absolute monarch but rather the parliamentary sovereign of Austin .

Synonyms sovereign monarch crowned_head Related Terms ruler head_of_state king Kaiser carlovingian emperor hanoverian capetian shah merovingian czar

2. sovereign [ a ] of political bodies
Examples: "an autonomous judiciary" "a sovereign state"

Used in print:

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Geneva must remain a sovereign state .

Synonyms sovereign independent self-governing autonomous Related Terms free

3. sovereign [ a ] greatest in status or authority or power
Examples: "a supreme tribunal"

Used in print:

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

No_longer did the sovereign look_to the law_of_nations to determine what he ought to do ; his search was merely for rules that might limit his freedom of action .

According_to the new theories , the nineteenth century corporate sovereign was `` sovereign '' in a quite new and different sense from his historical predecessors .

Synonyms supreme sovereign Related Terms dominant

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