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sovereign

(Absolute), adjective authoritative, chief, commanding, controlling, dominant, governing, hegemonic, hegemonical, imperial, influential, leading, master, most powerful, paramount, potent, powerful, predominant, prepotent, regent, regnant, reigning, royal, ruling, supreme

sovereign

(Independent), adjective at liberty, enjoying liberty, enjoying political independdnce, exempt from external authority, free, liberated, politically independent, removed from bondage, self-directing, self-governed, self-ruling, sui iuris, unattached, unbound, unconquered, uncontrolled, unrestricted, unsubjected, unvanquished
Associated concepts: sovereign right, sovereign states
See also: autonomous, dominant, free, government, independent, master, national, nonpartisan, omnipotent, paramount, powerful, predominant, superlative

SOVEREIGN. A chief ruler with supreme power; one possessing sovereignty. (q.v.) It is also applied to a king or other magistrate with limited powers.
     2. In the United States the sovereignty resides in the body of the people. Vide Rutherf. Inst. 282.

SOVEREIGN, Eng. law. The name of a gold coin of Great Britain of the value of one pound sterling.

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Instead of sovereignly guiding human affairs to their clearly defined and well-considered ends, reason seems to be little more than a coping mechanism or a regulative fiction driven and directed by instincts and desires it can hardly perceive, much less rule.
Or, perhaps God somehow sovereignly and graciously acts to enable our mental states to be together with reality, so we can know it.
I hope that the house will make a final decision freely and sovereignly," Rabbani expressed hope.
Scholars and tribal leaders connect the continued sovereignly of tribes with the flourishing of tribal cultures.
The process vanes historically and geographically but in many regions it is considered a confirmation of sovereignly and legitimacy.
They offer four key themes that help us to understand mission in the Old Testament: (1) God creates--thus mission starts with the creation motif; (2) the people of God understood God as sovereignly involved both within Israel and in secular world history; (3) God is the one who directs history; and (4) the religiosity of Israel is fundamentally different from that of the world (Senior and Stuhlmueller, The Biblical Foundations for Mission, pp.
As Giorgio Agamben describes, for a regime to continue to sovereignly employ violence as it did at its origin, it must blur the distinction between constitutive violence (the violence, in the absence of law, that founds a state by overthrowing that which preceded it) and constituted violence (the violence used by an established state, under the law, to maintain itself by defending against external or internal threats).
In determining that some of HRS' conduct was sovereignly immune from tort liability and some was not, the Florida Supreme Court analyzed the distinction between the policymaking function of HRS versus its operational duties.
It reigned sovereignly worldwide until 1983, when a few creative people from Quebec decided to take seriously the derisive attitude that the French in Europe and English-speaking people in Canada were showing towards French Canada, and reacted in kind, making everyone laugh with them.