sovereign

A British gold coin first issued by King Henry VII in 1489 and revived in 1817 with a fixed value of £1 (100p). Gold sovereigns are still made today, mainly for trading in the bullion market.

Sovereign

[English coin] The English gold sovereign was a gold coin of the Kingdom of England first issued in 1489 under King Henry VII. While the coin typically had a nominal value of one pound sterling, or twenty shillings, the sovereign was primarily an official piece of bullion and had no mark of value on its face. The name derives from the large...
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Sovereign

English gold coin with a face value of one pound sterling and a gold content of .2354 ounce.
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Sovereign

HMS Sovereign is a British Swiftsure Class fleet submarine of 4900 tons displacement dived launched in 1974. HMS Sovereign is powered by a pressurised water-cooled PWR 1 nuclear reactor and a Paxman auxiliary diesel engine providing a top speed of 30 knots dived. She carries a crew of 116 including 13 officers and is armed with McDonnell Douglas UG...
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Sovereign

Sovereign is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Sovereign

Refers to a debt security issued by a government other than the United States. It is often believed that the issuing government via its treasury will fully back the payment of interest and principal in a timely manner. Sometimes, that backing is insufficient and a default occurs.
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sovereign

[adj] - greatest in status or authority or power 2. [n] - a nation`s ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
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Sovereign

20 shillings. Small gold coin. Rarely used.
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sovereign

British gold coin, introduced by Henry VII, which became the standard monetary unit in 1817. Minting ceased for currency purposes in the UK in 1914, but the sovereign continued to be used as...
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Sovereign

Sov'er·eign adjective [ Middle English soverain , sovereyn , Old French soverain , suvrain , French souverain , Late Latin superanus , from Latin superus that is above, upper, higher, from super above. See Over , Super , and co...
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Sovereign

Sov'er·eign noun 1. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor. « No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign , that is, to the nation.» ...
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sovereign

1. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor. 'No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign, that is, to the nation.' (Jefferson) ... 2. A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning ki...
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sovereign

supreme adjective greatest in status or authority or power; `a supreme tribunal`
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sovereign

crowned head noun a nation`s ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
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Sovereign

Introduced by Henry VII of England in 1489, the gold piece corresponded to a pound of silver money or 20 shillings. It is still struck nowadays when needed.
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Sovereign

• (a.) Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion. • (n.) Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy. • (a.) Princely; royal. • (n.) The person, body, or state in which i...
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sovereign

(from the article `coin`) The next important change in the coinage was the introduction in 1489 of the sovereign, a splendid gold coin of 240 grains, current for 20 shillings, ...
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sovereign

sovereign 1. Someone who exercises supreme, permanent authority; especially, in a nation or other governmental unit, as: (a) A king, queen, or other noble person who serves as chief of state; a ruler or monarch; (b) A national governing council or committee. 2. A nation that governs territory outside its borders. 3. A gold coin formerly used in G...
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sovereign

The highest or supreme political authority.
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Sovereign

A Sovereign is a supreme ruler, especially it is a term applied to a monarch.
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sovereign

A British gold coin first issued by King Henry VII in 1489 and revived in 1817 with a fixed value of £1 (100p). Gold sovereigns are still made today, mainly for trading in the bullion market.
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sovereign

gold coin worth a pound, first issued in 1817.
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Sovereign

Refers to a debt security issued by a government other than the United States. It is often believed that the issuing government via its treasury will fully back the payment of interest and principal in a timely manner. Sometimes, that backing is insufficient and a default occurs.
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Sovereign

[video game] Sovereign was a Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and cancelled in 2003. Sovereign would have given each player a home world, to which their forces would retreat when the players signed off. Thus, the developers hoped to prevent players from losing their hard-wo...
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Sovereign

[British coin] The sovereign is a gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling but in practice used as a bullion coin. Named after the English gold sovereign, last minted in 1604, the name was revived with the Great Recoinage of 1816. Minting these new sovereigns began in 1817. The gold content was fixed by th...
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