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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sovereign state

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sov·er·eign a.
 1. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.
 2. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.
 3. Princely; royal. “Most sovereign name.”
    At Babylon was his sovereign see.   --Chaucer.
 4. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
    We acknowledge him [God] our sovereign good.   --Hooker.
 5. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.
    Such a sovereign influence has this passion upon the regulation of the lives and actions of men.   --South.
 Sovereign state, a state which administers its own government, and is not dependent upon, or subject to, another power.