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English adjective: sovereign

1. sovereign (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

SamplesAn autonomous judiciary.
A sovereign state.

Synonymsautonomous, independent, self-governing



2. sovereign greatest in status or authority or power

SamplesA supreme tribunal.



Antonymssubordinate, low-level

English noun: sovereign

1. sovereign (person) a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

Synonymscrowned head, monarch

Broader (hypernym)chief of state, head of state, ruler, swayer

Narrower (hyponym)Capetian, Carlovingian, Carolingian, czar, emperor, king, male monarch, Merovingian, Rex, Shah, Shah of Iran, tsar, tzar

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