Definition of 'sovereign'
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The plane and anything inside it remains the sovereign territory of the foreign military. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One must trust and be loyal to the sovereign power. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Greece would have to leave the euro and declare a full default on its sovereign debts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Country risk is a broader concept than either political risk or sovereign risk. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)The loss of a treasured chunk of sovereign territory is not its most pressing concern. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can investors protect themselves against governments defaulting on their sovereign debt? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Argentina is two weeks from defaulting on its sovereign debt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Any downgrade in a sovereign credit rating will push up the interest that a country must pay on its debts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The defence industry also provides the country with sovereign capabilities such as nuclear submarines that are needed for national security. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If a gold sovereign is a dud pledge, what else can they offer? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They acted for a lawful sovereign power exercising self-defence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Beijing regards the island as sovereign territory, a claim it is determined to defend with force. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For many the sacrifice of British sovereign power was too great a price to pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The prospect of a sovereign default in Greece is disturbing enough. Times, Sunday Times (2011)UK sovereign coins are also free of capital gains tax. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A lower sovereign credit rating could mean higher borrowing costs for businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such ideas might seem outlandish but finding a remedy for unsustainable sovereign borrowing is not just a Greek imperative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Sudan is a sovereign country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If we remain, at some point in the not too distant future we will no longer be an independent sovereign country. The Sun (2016)It has gone from sovereign power through imperial grandeur, to family of the nation and welfare monarchy defined by good works. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And it's then you know that the only sovereign remedy is the one that is denied to the man out of form. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Officials in the UK sovereign territory have complained about the incident. The Sun (2016)It maintained its triple-A rating on UK sovereign debt but warned of a reassessment if growth falters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The recent downgrade of the UK's sovereign credit rating is not an argument for relaxing fiscal discipline. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'sovereign'
British English: sovereign ADJECTIVE
A sovereign state or country is independent and not under the authority of any other country.
Both countries signed a treaty recognising each other as independent sovereign states.
British English: sovereign NOUN
A sovereign is a king, queen, or other royal ruler of a country.
She became the first sovereign to set foot in that country.
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