Sovereign

  • sovereign is a title which can be applied to the highest leader in various categories. the word is borrowed from old french souverain, which is ultimately derived from the latin word superānus, meaning "above".

    the roles of a sovereign vary from monarch or head of state to head of municipal government or head of a chivalric order. as a result, the word sovereign has more recently also come to mean independence or autonomy.[1]

  • head of state
  • chivalric orders
  • municipal government
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Sovereign is a title which can be applied to the highest leader in various categories. The word is borrowed from Old French souverain, which is ultimately derived from the Latin word superānus, meaning "above".

The roles of a sovereign vary from monarch or head of state to head of municipal government or head of a chivalric order. As a result, the word sovereign has more recently also come to mean independence or autonomy.[1]