Share this entry

Share this page

sovereign good

Line breaks: sov|er|eign good

Definition of sovereign good in English:

noun

(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.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…