sovereignty (n.) Old form(s): Soueraignty
royal dignity, kingly authority
Cym III.v.6[Cymbeline to Lucius] To show less sovereignty ... must needs / Appear unkinglike
H8 I.ii.150.1[Surveyor to King Henry, of Buckingham's confessor, Henton] who fed him every minute / With words of sovereignty [i.e. about aiming for the crown]
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