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sovereign good Line breaks: sov|er|eign good

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of sovereign good in English:


(the sovereign good)
The greatest good, especially that of a state or its people.
Example sentences
  • Further, since the desire for the sovereign good never fails, it seems to be infinite.
  • People still went on talking about truth and beauty as though they were the sovereign goods.
  • It is the direction towards the sovereign good - which is unlimited - that brings meaning to human life, and it is the pursuit of this great good that makes one's life great.
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