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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: suzerainté, from an unrecorded Old French suserain 'ruler', from sus 'up' + -erain (as in soverain 'sovereign')

suzerainty

noun
     
su‧ze‧rainty [uncountable] formal
PG the right of a country or leader to rule over another country
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