sovereign authority

  • 1 sovereign — [säv′rən, säv′ər in; ] occas. [ suv′rən, suv′ər in] adj. [ME soveraine < OFr < VL * superanus < L super, above, OVER] 1. above or superior to all others; chief; greatest; supreme 2. supreme in power, rank, or authority 3. of or holding… …

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  • 2 sovereign — /ˈsɒvrən / (say sovruhn) noun 1. someone who has sovereign power or authority, especially a monarch. 2. a group or body of persons or a state possessing sovereign authority. 3. a former British gold coin. –adjective 4. belonging to or… …

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  • 3 sovereign — sov•er•eign [[t]ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv [/t]] n. 1) gov a monarch or other supreme ruler 2) gov a person who has sovereign power or authority 3) gov a body of persons or a state having sovereign authority 4) num a gold coin of the United… …

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  • 4 sovereign — sovereignly, adv. /sov rin, sov euhr in, suv /, n. 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has sovereign power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the… …

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  • 5 sovereign — sov·er·eign 1 / sä vrən, sə , və rən/ also sov·ran / vrən/ n: a person or political entity (as a nation or state) possessing or held to possess sovereignty a controversy between two sovereign s...the United States on the one hand and the State of …

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  • 6 Sovereign Grace Baptists — in the broadest sense are any Calvinistic Baptists that accept God s sovereign grace in salvation and predestination, including Primitive Baptists, Reformed Baptists, Continental Baptist Churches (org. 1983) and Strict Baptists. Certain churches… …

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  • 7 Sovereign state — Sovereign states in Europe A sovereign state, or simply, state, is a state with a defined territory on which it exercises internal and external sovereignty, a permanent population, a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other …

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  • 8 Sovereign Center — Daten Ort Reading, Pennsylvania, USA Koordinaten …

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  • 9 Sovereign — Sov er*eign (? or ?; 277), a. [OE. soverain, sovereyn, OF. soverain, suvrain, F. souverain, LL. superanus, fr. L. superus that is above, upper, higher, fr. super above. See {Over}, {Super}, and cf. {Soprano}. The modern spelling is due to a… …

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  • 10 Sovereign state — Sovereign Sov er*eign (? or ?; 277), a. [OE. soverain, sovereyn, OF. soverain, suvrain, F. souverain, LL. superanus, fr. L. superus that is above, upper, higher, fr. super above. See {Over}, {Super}, and cf. {Soprano}. The modern spelling is due… …

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  • 11 Sovereign Grace Fellowship of Canada — (SGF) a fellowship for Baptist churches in Canada holding to either the Baptist Confession of 1646 or 1689.Leigh Powell, Bill Payne, and Roger Fellows started this loose association of churches in the 1970s as a Reformed Baptist witness in… …

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  • 12 Sovereign Center — is a 7,083 seat multi purpose arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was built in 2001. The arena sits on the former site of the Astor Theatre. Closed in 1975, the theatre sat vacant until it was torn down in 1998 to make room for the arena. It is… …

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  • 13 Sovereign — Sov er*eign (? or ?; 277), n. 1. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor. [1913 Webster] No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi… …

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  • 14 sovereign state — index nationality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 sovereign state n. A …

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  • 15 Sovereign wealth fund — A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a state owned investment fund composed of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, property, precious metals or other financial instruments. Sovereign wealth funds have gained world wide exposure by investing in… …

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  • 16 Sovereign immunity — Not to be confused with the principle of public international law that the government of a state is normally not amenable before the courts of another state, see State immunity. Sovereign immunity, or crown immunity, is a legal doctrine by which… …

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  • 17 sovereign — A person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; a chief ruler with supreme power; a king or other ruler in a monarchy. See also clipped sovereignty sovereignty @ sovereign immunity A judicial doctrine which… …

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  • 18 authority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. expert, pundit, know it all (inf.), maven (inf.). See skill, knowledge, authority. II Right to govern Nouns 1. (supremacy) authority, power, right, jurisdiction, title, prerogative; …

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  • 19 Sovereign Military Order of Malta — Not to be confused with the Republic of Malta or the Armed Forces of Malta. This article is about the sovereign international order. For other organisations styled (or derived from) the Order of Malta , see Knights of Malta (disambiguation).… …

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  • 20 Sovereign wealth fund — Als Staatsfonds (engl. Sovereign wealth fund, SWF) werden Fonds bezeichnet, deren Kapital sich im Eigentum eines Staats befindet. Im Jahr 2008 halten Staaten Fonds im Wert von ca. 3,5 Billionen Dollar, davon allein China 1,2 Billionen Dollar[1].… …

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