noun, plural su·ze·rain·ties.
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Tatar control—part occupation and part suzerainty over impotent, tribute-paying Russian principalities—lasted more than 200 years.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself|P. J. O’Rourke|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, Laon continued as a sovereign ecclesiastical seigniory, but always under the suzerainty of the French King.
The suzerainty of England, feeble at best, had gradually been limited to a mere fraction of the country.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous
Mordred had become a chieftain of the Picts, and he possibly resented any claims of suzerainty on the part of Arthur.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
Charles brought himself, or at any rate he was to bring himself later, to recognise the suzerainty of the King of England.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Then it wades through all the mire of academic squabble re suzerainty, etc.Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.)|C. H. Thomas