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sovereign

variants: also sovran

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2 not being under the rule or control of another

  • a sovereign state whose domestic policies are its own business
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free, independent, sovereign, autonomous mean not subject to the rule or control of another. free stresses the complete absence of external rule and the full right to make all of one's own decisions.
    • you're free to do as you like
independent implies a standing alone; applied to a state it implies lack of connection with any other having power to interfere with its citizens, laws, or policies.
    • the colony's struggle to become independent
sovereign stresses the absence of a superior power and implies supremacy within a thing's own domain or sphere.
    • separate and sovereign armed services
autonomous stresses independence in matters pertaining to self-government.
    • in this denomination each congregation is regarded as autonomous

sovereign

variants: also sovran

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one who rules over a people with a sole, supreme, and usually hereditary authority

  • after the current sovereign dies, the monarchy may be abolished
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