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Oxford dictionary definition of the word sovereign:
1a supreme ruler, especially a monarch:
the Emperor became the first Japanese sovereign to visit Britain
2a former British gold coin worth one pound sterling, now only minted for commemorative purposes.
1possessing supreme or ultimate power:
in modern democracies the people’s will is in theory sovereign
[attributive] (of a nation or its affairs) acting or done independently and without outside interference:
a sovereign, democratic republic
[attributive] archaic or literary possessing royal power and status:
our most sovereign lord the King
2 [attributive] dated very good or effective:
a sovereign remedy for all ills
Middle English: from Old French soverain, based on Latin super ‘above’. The change in the ending was due to association with reign