the position or authority of a suzerain
- the domain of a suzerain
- The dominion or expert of a suzerain paramount authority
- The dominion or authority of a suzerain; paramount authority.
late 15c., "supremacy," from Old French suserenete "office or jurisdiction of a suzerain," from suserain (see suzerain).
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.