What does suzerainty mean?

suzerainty meaning in General Dictionary

the position or authority of a suzerain

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  • the domain of a suzerain
  • The dominion or expert of a suzerain paramount authority
  • The dominion or authority of a suzerain; paramount authority.

suzerainty meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "supremacy," from Old French suserenete "office or jurisdiction of a suzerain," from suserain (see suzerain).

Sentence Examples with the word suzerainty

By this arrangement the king and his nobles, clerical and lay, undertook to do homage to Henry and his son; this and other provisions placing both the church and state of Scotland thoroughly under the suzerainty of England.

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