Sov·er·eign·ty n.; pl. Sovereignties The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; independence; also, that which is sovereign; a sovereign state; as, Italy was formerly divided into many sovereignties.
Woman desiren to have sovereignty
As well over their husband as over their love. --Chaucer.
n 1: government free from external control
2: royal authority; the dominion of a monarch [syn: reign]
of God, his absolute right to do all things according to his own
good pleasure (Dan. 4:25, 35; Rom. 9:15-23; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev.