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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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suzeraintysu‧ze‧rainty /ˈsuːzəreɪnti $ -rənti, -reɪnti/ noun [uncountable] formal  PGthe right of a country or leader to rule over another country
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suzeraintyTo the east lay border regions - Berry and Auvergne - where even the Duke's nominal suzerainty was at times doubtful.He did not ask for independence and never attempted to repudiate the suzerainty of the sultan.
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