Pretty much nobody really likes the idea of sovereign states.
"I think a sovereign Arab state that is demilitarized is a contradiction in terms," he explained.
According to international law, Israel will be occupying a sovereign nation.
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.
The resulting pictures of Angelina, dipping her head as she receives the sovereign's benediction, have gone around the world.
Columbus and Corts died in their beds, but they were victims of their sovereign's neglect.
On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.
I do not think that the like ever happened to any man who was not sovereign of the country.
What is left for the sovereign power to decide on, if this right be denied him?
If they were destitute of this right, they would not be sovereign.
late 13c., "superior, ruler, master," from Old French soverain "sovereign, lord, ruler," noun use of adjective meaning "highest, supreme, chief" (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "gold coin worth 22s 6d" first recorded late 15c.; value changed 1817 to 1 pound.
early 14c., "great, superior, supreme," from Old French soverain "highest, supreme, chief," from Vulgar Latin *superanus "chief, principal" (source also of Spanish soberano, Italian soprano), from Latin super "over" (see super-). Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign. Milton spelled it sovran, as though from Italian sovrano. Of remedies or medicines, "potent in a high degree," from late 14c.