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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsovereignsove‧reign1 /ˈsɒvrɪn $ ˈsɑːv-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 formalPGO a king or queen2 PECa British gold coin used in the past that was worth £1
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sovereignBritain was concerned that its sovereignty and cultural identity would be harmed by the treaty.Each sovereign speaks with a single voice, though not in harmony with other sovereigns.The Court of Appeal held that the rent payable was £1,900 rather than the realisable value of 1,900 gold sovereigns.Wages were paid in gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns.The shield, however, is that of Anne, last sovereign of the House of Stuart, who died in 1714.Yet in most cases regional custom was the surest defence against the aggression of neighbours, immediate lords or sovereigns.The original sovereign continued to be struck until 1603, when James I ascended the throne, but was revived in 1817.In one of the tales of the Arabian Nights the sovereign has the uncanny experience of meeting himself.This aid was interpreted as a product of the treaty of alliance concluded between the two sovereigns in 1303.