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sov ruhn

  • n  a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
  • s  (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    a sovereign state
  • s  greatest in status or authority or power

  • The allegations cost Veera his job, even though he knelt in parliament before a picture of the sovereign and asked forgiveness.
  • If territory is not "sovereign" it wouldn't need to be "conquered.
  • In this sort of crisis we all want God to be sovereign, all powerful to be able to intervene decisively, to rule over every atom and molecule of the universe.
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  • President Bush in Times Online
    Russia has invaded a sovereign neighbouring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century,said Mr Bush.
  • Joe Biden in Los Angeles Times
    You see the amount of these [sovereign bond purchasing] operations, of this programme, and we have the feeling -- but we will continue to observe it with great attention -- that what is needed in terms of the level of interventions on our part has... Jean-Claude Trichet Market News International Jul 8, 2010 92621 123100 sovereign Look, Israel can determine for itself -- it's a sovereign nation -- what's in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else," Biden replied.

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