sovereign


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 the world.
04. In September of 1967, the people of Gibraltar voted by close to 100 percent to retain British [sovereignty], rejecting Spanish rule.
05. If the Royal family of Monaco should ever be without a male heir, Monaco would cease to be a [sovereign] state, and would become a self-governing French protectorate.
06. Buckingham Palace became the official London residence of Britain's [sovereigns] in 1837.
07. History shows that threats to the [sovereignty] of the state are not always settled through the use of force.
08. Albert Einstein once remarked that as long as there are [sovereign] nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
09. The world's five billion people are now organized into approximately 180 politically [sovereign] states.
10. Frederick Leboyer once stated that making love is the [sovereign] remedy for anguish.
11. Samuel Johnson once noted that if a [sovereign] oppresses his people to a great degree, they will rise, and cut off his head.
12. Shakespeare wrote, "Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, thy head, thy [sovereign]; one that cares for thee."
13. In 1215, Britain's King John was forced by his lords to sign the Magna Carta acknowledging that free men are entitled to judgment by their peers, and that even a [sovereign] is not above the law.
14. Beijing has claimed [sovereignty] over the island of Taiwan since their split at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sovereign — (spr. Sowwerin), englische Goldmünze = 1 Pfd. Sterl., s. Großbritannien S. 686 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • Sovereign — Sovereign, englische Goldmünze, s.v.w. Pfund Sterling (s.d.) …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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


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