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Sovereign vs. Viceroy

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Sovereignadjective

Exercising power of rule.

‘sovereign nation’;

Viceroynoun

One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.

‘Ireland was governed by a Viceroy representing the English King/Queen when it was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.’;

Sovereignadjective

Exceptional in quality.

Viceroynoun

A zongdu.

Sovereignadjective

Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).

Viceroynoun

An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.

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Sovereignadjective

Having supreme, ultimate power.

Viceroynoun

The governor of a country or province who rules in the name of the sovereign with regal authority, as the king's substitute; as, the viceroy of India.

Sovereignadjective

Princely; royal.

Viceroynoun

A large and handsome American butterfly (Basilarchia archippus syn. Limenitis archippus). Its wings are orange-red, with black lines along the nervures and a row of white spots along the outer margins. The larvæ feed on willow, poplar, and apple trees.

Sovereignadjective

Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.

Viceroynoun

governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign

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Sovereignnoun

A monarch; the ruler of a country.

Viceroynoun

showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller

Sovereignnoun

One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.

Viceroy

A viceroy () is an official who runs a polity in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning and the French word roy, meaning .

‘in the place of’; ‘king’;

Sovereignnoun

A gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling but in practice used as a bullion coin.

Sovereignnoun

A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33⅓ standard bottles.

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Sovereignnoun

Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalini, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.

Sovereignnoun

A large, garish ring; a sovereign ring.

Sovereignverb

(transitive) To rule over as a sovereign.

Sovereignadjective

Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.

Sovereignadjective

Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.

Sovereignadjective

Princely; royal.

‘At Babylon was his sovereign see.’;

Sovereignadjective

Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.

‘We acknowledge him [God] our sovereign good.’;

Sovereignadjective

Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.

‘Such a sovereign influence has this passion upon the regulation of the lives and actions of men.’;

Sovereignnoun

The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor.

‘No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign, that is, to the nation.’;

Sovereignnoun

A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning king or queen is stamped, valued at one pound sterling, or about $4.86.

Sovereignnoun

Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.

Sovereignnoun

a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

Sovereignadjective

of political bodies;

‘an autonomous judiciary’; ‘a sovereign state’;

Sovereignadjective

greatest in status or authority or power;

‘a supreme tribunal’;

Sovereignnoun

a supreme ruler, especially a monarch

‘the Emperor became the first Japanese sovereign to visit Britain’;

Sovereignnoun

a former British gold coin worth one pound sterling, now only minted for commemorative purposes.

Sovereignadjective

possessing supreme or ultimate power

‘in modern democracies the people's will is in theory sovereign’;

Sovereignadjective

(of a nation or its affairs) acting or done independently and without outside interference

‘a sovereign, democratic republic’;

Sovereignadjective

possessing royal power and status

‘our most sovereign lord the King’;

Sovereignadjective

very good or effective

‘a sovereign remedy for all ills’;

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’;

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