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sov·er·eign

sovereign

 
 
pronunciation:
sav rn [or] sa v rihn [or] suhv rn [or] suh v rihn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a monarch or other royal ruler.
Russia had a long history of powerful sovereigns.
synonyms:
monarch
similar words:
king
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having the most political power or authority.
The tyrant was the sovereign ruler of his starving country.
synonyms:
ruling, supreme
similar words:
absolute, imperial
definition 2: having independent government.
South Africa is a sovereign nation.
synonyms:
independent
similar words:
free
derivation: sovereignly (adv.)
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