Definition of SOVEREIGN.


SOVEREIGN.

A chief ruler with supreme power; one possessing
sovereignty. (q. v.) It is also applied to a king or other magistrate with
limited powers.


2. In the United States the sovereignty resides in the body of the
people. Vide Rutherf. Inst. 282.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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