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suzerainty

noun

  1. (dominion)  the position or authority of a suzerain
    Type of: dominion
  2. (domain)  the domain of a suzerain
    Type of: domain

Etymology summary

French suzeraineté, from Middle French susereneté, from suserain
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Suzerainty | suzerain

occurs where a region or people is a tributary to a more powerful entity which controls its foreign affairs while allowing the tributary vassal state some limited domestic autonomy. The dominant entity in the suzerainty relationship, or the more... (39 of 3381 words, pronunciations)

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Collins Dictionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

the position, power, or dignity of a suzerain | the relationship between suzerain and subject (14 of 273 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/suzerainty

Oxford Dictionary:

suzerain | suzerainty [derived]

a sovereign or state having some control over another state that is internally autonomous. | [historical] : a feudal overlord. (19 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/suzerain

Macmillan British Dictionary:

suzerainty [uncountable, formal]

the right of one country to partly control another country (10 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/suzerainty

Merriam-Webster:

suzerainty | overlordship [synonym]

the dominion of a suzerain; "overlordship" (6 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suzerainty

Wiktionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

A relation between states in which a subservient nation has its own government, but is unable to take international action independent of the superior state. (25 of 26 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/suzerainty

Random House Dictionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

the position or authority of a suzerain. | the domain or area subject to a suzerain. (15 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/suzerainty

New World Dictionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

the position or power of a suzerain (7 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suzerainty

American Heritage Dictionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

The power or domain of a suzerain. (7 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suzerainty

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

suzerainty

First use: 1823

Origin: French suzeraineté, from Middle French susereneté, from suserain

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suzerainty

New World Dictionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

Origin: French suzeraineté from Middle French suserenete

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suzerainty

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

suzerainty | suzerainties [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "suzerainty"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

suzerainty [uncountable, formal]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "suzerainty"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "suzerainty"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/suzerainty

Macmillan British Dictionary:

suzerainty [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "suzerainty"

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the Free Dictionary:

suzerainty

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "suzerainty"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "suzerainty" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

suzerainty

Audio: North American pronunciation of "suzerainty"

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YourDictionary Audio:

suzerainty

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "suzerainty" by speech synthesizer

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