suzerainty

noun
su·​zer·​ain·​ty | \ ˈsü-zə-rən-tē How to pronounce suzerainty (audio) , -ˌrān-; ˈsüz-rən- \

Definition of suzerainty

: the dominion of a suzerain : overlordship

First Known Use of suzerainty

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suzerainty

French suzeraineté, from Middle French susereneté, from suserain

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“Suzerainty.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suzerainty. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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