sovereign+power

  • 1 sovereign power — The power to make and enforce laws. By the sovereign power is meant the making of laws; for wherever that power resides, all others must conform to, and be directed by it, whatever appearance the outward form and administration of the government… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 sovereign — sov•er•eign [[t]ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv [/t]] n. 1) gov a monarch or other supreme ruler 2) gov a person who has sovereign power or authority 3) gov a body of persons or a state having sovereign authority 4) num a gold coin of the United… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 4 sovereign — I UK [ˈsɒvrɪn] / US [ˈsɑvrən] noun [countable] Word forms sovereign : singular sovereign plural sovereigns 1) formal a king, or a queen 2) British an old unit of money in the form of a gold coin worth one pound II UK [ˈsɒvrɪn] / US [ˈsɑvrən]… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 sovereign — sov|er|eign1 [ savrən ] noun count 1. ) FORMAL a king or queen 2. ) BRITISH an old unit of money in the form of a gold coin worth one pound sovereign sov|er|eign 2 [ savrən ] adjective 1. ) a sovereign nation rules itself: a sovereign state 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 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

  • 8 sovereign — /ˈsɒvrən / (say sovruhn) noun 1. someone who has sovereign power or authority, especially a monarch. 2. a group or body of persons or a state possessing sovereign authority. 3. a former British gold coin. –adjective 4. belonging to or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 power — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French poer, pouer, from poer to be able, from Vulgar Latin *potēre, alteration of Latin posse more at potent Date: 13th century 1. a. (1) ability to act or produce an effect… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 sovereign — sovereignly, adv. /sov rin, sov euhr in, suv /, n. 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has sovereign power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the… …

    Universalium

  • 11 sovereign — sove|reign1 [ˈsɔvrın US ˈsa:v ] n 1.) formal a king or queen 2.) a British gold coin used in the past that was worth £1 sovereign 2 sovereign2 adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: soverain, from Vulgar Latin superanus, from Latin super …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sovereign and inherent power — See inherent power; sovereign power …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 13 Sovereign state — Sovereign states in Europe A sovereign state, or simply, state, is a state with a defined territory on which it exercises internal and external sovereignty, a permanent population, a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 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

  • 15 Sovereign state — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Sovereign democracy — (Russian суверенная демократия) is a term that with regard to Russian politics was first used by Vladislav Surkov on the 22nd of February 2006 in a speech before the a gathering of the Russian political party United Russia [… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 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

  • 18 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

  • 19 Sovereign Trains — is a Rolling Stock Company (ROSCO) formed in 2007 as part of the same group as open access passenger operators Grand Central and Grand Union. The company was initially formed to fund the purchase of rolling stock for Grand Central for its… …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 power — pow·er n 1: capability of acting or of producing an effect parties of unequal bargaining power 2 a: authority or capacity to act that is delegated by law or constitution often used in pl. commerce power often cap C&P: the power delegated to… …

    Law dictionary


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