suzerainty

 /ˈsuːzəreɪntɪ/



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
su•ze•rain•ty  (so̅o̅zə rin tē, -rān′-), 
n., pl. -ties. 
  1. World Historythe position or authority of a suzerain.
  2. Government, World Historythe domain or area subject to a suzerain.
Etymology:
  • French suzeraineté, Middle French suserenete, equivalent. to suseren suzerain + -ete -ity
  • 1815–25


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

suzerainty /ˈsuːzərəntɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. the position, power, or dignity of a suzerain
  2. the relationship between suzerain and subject



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