Origin: OE. Soverainetee, OF. Sovrainete, F. Souverainete.

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)

(01 Mar 1998)

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