- the position or authority of a suzerain.
- the domain or area subject to a suzerain.
Origin of suzerainty
Related Words for suzeraintycommonwealth, domain, crown, dynasty, county, sphere, empire, realm, field, state, sovereignty, territory, sway, province, division, monarchy, reign, nation, tract, throne
Examples from the Web for suzerainty
Historical Examples of suzerainty
Nothing was said as to the "suzerainty of her Majesty" mentioned in the Convention of 1881.Impressions of South Africa
He revived the obsolete claim to suzerainty, and pretended that the Scots were rebels.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
Llywelyn the Great refused to dispute the suzerainty of England.Medival Wales
A. G. Little
Here he lorded it over the natives, but acknowledged the suzerainty of the Spaniards.The Philippine Islands
Ramon Reyes Lala
It is governed by a prince who is nominally under the suzerainty of Turkey.The Flags of the World
F. Edward Hulme
- the position, power, or dignity of a suzerain
- the relationship between suzerain and subject
late 15c., from Old French suserenete; see suzerain.