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sovereign (n.) late 13c., "superior, ruler, master," from Old French soverain [...]


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sovereign (n.)

late 13c., "superior, ruler, master," from Old French soverain "sovereign, lord, ruler," noun use of adjective meaning "highest, supreme, chief" (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "gold coin worth 22s 6d" first recorded late 15c.; value changed 1817 to 1 pound.

sovereign (adj.)

early 14c., "great, superior, supreme," from Old French soverain "highest, supreme, chief," from Vulgar Latin *superanus "chief, principal"
Sunday 28 October 2018, 22:01:55
Phillpots
citizen (n.)

c. 1300, citisein (fem. citeseine) "inhabitant of a city or town,"

Online Etymology
Sunday 28 October 2018, 22:16:02
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