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Definition of sovereign adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈsɑvərən//
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  1. 1[only before noun] (of a country or state) free to govern itself; completely independent synonym autonomous a sovereign state to be given sovereign rights
  2. 2having complete power or the greatest power in the country a sovereign ruler Congress must always remain sovereign.
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