Definition of sovereign good in English:

sovereign good


  • The greatest good, especially that of a state or its people.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We shall see how mercy and justice are united in all the works of God, how eternal love is identical with the sovereign good.’
    • ‘Withdraw yourself from all outward things as much as is possible to you and with a fervent love cleave ever to the sovereign good that is God and having always your mind lifted up in contemplation of heavenly things.’
    • ‘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.’