Definitions of sovereign

  1. A ruler, as a king, emperor, or queen; a British gold coin equal to $ 4. 8665; called also a pound.
  2. A supreme ruler: a monarch: an English gold coin-$ 4. 86, gold standard.
  3. A supreme ruler; monarch; gold coin of twenty shillings.
  4. An English gold coin of the value of $ 4. 86.
  5. A supreme ruler; a king, queen, or emperor; a gold coin, value 20s.
  6. An emperor; a king; a monarch; a supreme ruler; an English gold coin of the value of 20s.
  7. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.
  8. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.
  9. Princely; royal.
  10. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
  11. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.
  12. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor.
  13. A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning king or queen is stamped, valued at one pound sterling, or about $ 4. 86.
  14. Royal; supreme in power; possessing supreme dominion or authority; unrestricted; as, sovereign rights; effectual; as, a sovereign remedy.
  15. Supreme: possessing supreme power or dominion: superior to all others: utmost.
  16. Supreme; having supreme authority.
  17. Possessing supreme dominion; superior to all others; supreme; effectual.
  18. Supreme in power or efficacy; chief; having no superior.