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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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It is apt to become sovereignly jealous and to be more distressed by the prosperity of others than to rejoice at its own.
Here I wish simply to agree with Sanders that, while human faith and human action make a difference in the success or failure of the divine project, God is still sovereignly involved.
The "two constituent states" will be equal and, "within the limits established by the constitution, will sovereignly exercise all the powers not assigned to the common state by the constitution, and will organise themselves freely, in accordance with their own constitution".
regneront souverainement sur l'espace et sur le temps domptes" (113; to externalize his will in a way that it extends outside himself like a huge invisible arm; [with him], Dream and Desire will sovereignly rule over subdued space and time).
1) "I will suppose, then, not that Deity, who is sovereignly good and the fountain of truth, but that some malignant demon, who is at once exceedingly potent and deceitful, has employed all his artifice to deceive me.
He checked that impulse also, and more sovereignly.
DeMallie's achievement further demonstrates how the imprecise use of terms like "epistemologically different" renders them into stockades from behind which their adherents attempt to defend a particular territory, not sovereignly their own, from "assault" by uncooperative Native American intellectuals.
The problem of how to harmonize obedience and liberty is generally understood to be resolved by him through the doctrine of submission to the general will, by which each citizen sovereignly commands the law that in turn subjects him or her.
What he had in mind was a composition 'in which light must be sovereignly handled as a new creative means, like colour in painting and sound in music'.
And as the Net moves precipitously toward convergence with television, new strategies are urgently needed to maneuver freely, sovereignly, through an increasingly factitious, total-media environment.
Christian Schwarz says: "The gift-oriented approach reflects the conviction that God sovereignly determines which Christian should best assume which ministries.