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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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The Pontiff boarded his speciallyprepared plane at Birmingham Airport on Sunday after thanking the nation for its hospitality.
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