Definition of sub-sovereign in English:

sub-sovereign

adjective

  • 1Subordinate to a sovereign authority, body, etc.; specifically designating a regional or local government body.

  • 2Banking. Of or relating to commercial lending to a sub-sovereign government body.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From sub- + sovereign [adjective].

Pronunciation

sub-sovereign

/ˌsʌbˈsɒvr(ɪ)n//ˈsʌbˌsɒvr(ɪ)n/