Sovereign

  • 1 Sovereign — Sovereign, 1558 Beim Sovereign handelt es sich um das Nominal einer englischen Goldmünze, die Heinrich VII. erstmals 1489 prägen ließ. Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert wurde der Sovereign zuerst vom Laurel, später von der Unite und der Guinee verdr …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 sovereign — sov·er·eign 1 / sä vrən, sə , və rən/ also sov·ran / vrən/ n: a person or political entity (as a nation or state) possessing or held to possess sovereignty a controversy between two sovereign s...the United States on the one hand and the State of …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Sovereign — Sov er*eign (? or ?; 277), a. [OE. soverain, sovereyn, OF. soverain, suvrain, F. souverain, LL. superanus, fr. L. superus that is above, upper, higher, fr. super above. See {Over}, {Super}, and cf. {Soprano}. The modern spelling is due to a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 sovereign — [säv′rən, säv′ər in; ] occas. [ suv′rən, suv′ər in] adj. [ME soveraine < OFr < VL * superanus < L super, above, OVER] 1. above or superior to all others; chief; greatest; supreme 2. supreme in power, rank, or authority 3. of or holding… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Sovereign — Sov er*eign (? or ?; 277), n. 1. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor. [1913 Webster] No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 sovereign — UK US /ˈsɒvərɪn/ adjective [before noun] GOVERNMENT, FINANCE ► used to describe money that is borrowed or invested by national governments: »Asian sovereign funds are increasingly investing in European and US companies …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 sovereign — [adj] dominant, effective absolute, ascendant, autonomous, chief, commanding, directing, effectual, efficacious, excellent, guiding, highest, imperial, independent, lofty, majestic, monarchal, monarchial, overbearing, paramount, predominant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Sovereign — (spr. Sowwerin), englische Goldmünze = 1 Pfd. Sterl., s. Großbritannien S. 686 …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Sovereign — (spr. ßöwwĕrĭn), seit 1816 geprägte brit. Goldmünze von 160/623 Troyunzen Gewicht und 11/12 Feinheit = 20,4295 Mk., stellt die Einheit des englischen Münzwesens, das Pfund Sterling, dar. S. Tafel »Münzen V«, Fig. 8. Den ersten S. prägte Heinrich… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Sovereign — Sovereign, englische Goldmünze, s.v.w. Pfund Sterling (s.d.) …

    Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • 11 Sovereign — (spr. ßöwwĕrĭn), engl. Goldmünze zu 1 Pfd. St. = 20,4295 M …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Sovereign — (söwwerihn), engl. Goldmünze = 1 Pfd. Sterl …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 sovereign — late 13c., from O.Fr. soverain, from V.L. *superanus chief, principal, from L. super over (see SUPER (Cf. super )). Spelling influenced by folk etymology association with reign. Milton spelled it sovran, as though from It. sovrano. Meaning gold… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 sovereign — (izg. sȏvrin) m DEFINICIJA stari zlatni engleski novac ETIMOLOGIJA engl …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 15 sovereign — adj 1 *dominant, predominant, paramount, preponderant, preponderating Analogous words: *supreme, transcendent, surpassing: absolute, *ultimate 2 independent, *free, autonomous, autarchic, autarkic Analogous words: highest, loftiest (see positiv …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 sovereign — ► NOUN 1) a king or queen who is the supreme ruler of a country. 2) a former British gold coin worth one pound sterling. ► ADJECTIVE 1) possessing supreme or ultimate power. 2) (of a nation or its affairs) acting or done independently and without …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 sovereign — A person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; a chief ruler with supreme power; a king or other ruler in a monarchy. See also clipped sovereignty sovereignty @ sovereign immunity A judicial doctrine which… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 sovereign — 01. Queen Victoria was the first [sovereign] to take up residence at Buckingham Palace. 02. The young prince performed his duties with a grace which was surprising for so young a [sovereign]. 03. The Vatican is the smallest [sovereign] state in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 sovereign — n. & adj. n. 1 a supreme ruler, esp. a monarch. 2 Brit. hist. a gold coin nominally worth pound1. adj. 1 a supreme (sovereign power). b unmitigated (sovereign contempt). 2 excellent; effective (a sovereign remedy). 3 possessing sovereign power (a …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 sovereign — [[t]sɒ̱vrɪn[/t]] sovereigns 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A sovereign state or country is independent and not under the authority of any other country. Lithuania and Armenia signed a treaty in Vilnius recognising each other as independent sovereign states …

    English dictionary


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