Sovereign


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Sovereign

1. A gold coin in the United Kingdom. It has a face value of one British pound, but because it is made of gold, its actual value far exceeds one pound. Investors use sovereigns as bullion coins.

2. See: Sovereignty.
References in classic literature ?
The sovereign was received with befitting ceremonial.
Rawdon Crawley's costume de cour on the occasion of her presentation to the Sovereign was of the most elegant and brilliant description.
And in this family conversation the carriage rolled down the street, until its cargo was finally discharged at the gates of the palace where the Sovereign was sitting in state.
Hence the degradation which the Colonel had almost suffered, of being obliged to enter the presence of his Sovereign in a hack cab.
And those sovereigns wouldn't help me much--they wouldn't really--if I were to take them.
Let me put the sovereigns in the bag again," said Maggie; "and you'll come and see us when you've bought your pack, Bob.
I do not speak of Russia," said the vicomte, polite but hopeless: "The sovereigns, madame.
BOSTON and LONDON -- State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors, announced today the launch of its Sovereign Bond Flow Indicator (SBFI), which measures the purchases and sales of domestic sovereign bonds by institutional investors.
Sovereign Bank today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has chosen Sovereign to oversee a significant part of its cash management system.
SAN DIEGO -- Relational Investors LLC, the largest shareholder of Sovereign Bancorp, Inc.
Terry Bradshaw, former football star and Hall of Fame quarterback, will feature Sovereign Bank as his "Pick of the Week" on MSNBC.
According to press reports, including an article in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer, Sovereign and its corporate lawyers apparently blatantly misled the Pennsylvania Legislature.