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  • n. Plural form of sovereign.


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  • In the face of all the real ambassadors of the sovereigns of Europe was this ludicrous representation of their several subjects, under the name of _oppressed sovereigns_, [10] exhibited to the Assembly.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 06 (of 12)

  • They have their pieces of money which they call sovereigns and half sovereigns, crowns and half crowns, Napoleons and half Napoleons, Fredericks and double Fredericks, and ducats, and

    New Tabernacle Sermons

  • State sovereignty in matters concurrent to both dual sovereigns is not as straightforward as you mention.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Federal Marijuana Prosecutions and State Medical Marijuana Laws

  • The following morning Hargrave got the sapphires from Major Mikos, and paid him eighteen thousand dollars in English sovereigns for them.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

  • "Twenty-five sovereigns is a lot of money ... for a dog,"

    Chapter 9

  • I cannot weigh domestic happiness by the pound or in English sovereigns, but I say there should go with a marriage license a bond for proper performance of its obligations.

    Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth,

  • According to Moody's, while "median debt to GDP rose almost 30 percentage points during the crisis among advanced industrial countries, and more than 20 points in the emerging European sovereigns, the numbers for Latin American sovereigns barely budged, rising only four percentage points."

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  • The aim, says Shelly Shetty, director of Latin American sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, is to tamp down domestic inflation while at the same time discouraging incoming foreign dollars that are supercharging the relative value of the real.

    Gaining (Foreign) Currency - Yahoo! Finance

  • In other words, our government was created by and for "sovereigns" - the free citizens who were deemed the highest authority.


  • "The relief rally in Irish sovereigns reflects the view that most of the horror around required bank recapitalizations is now out in the open-that is, the recent stress tests have credibility," said Bill O'Neill , chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management EMEA.

    Ireland Bond Rally Masks Troubles


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