Dictionary » S » Sovereignties

Sovereignties

sovereignty

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)


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 820 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link