suzerainty


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su·ze·rain·ty

 (so͞o′zər-ən-tē, -zə-rān′tē)
n. pl. su·ze·rain·ties
The power or domain of a suzerain.

suzerainty

(ˈsuːzərəntɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the position, power, or dignity of a suzerain
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the relationship between suzerain and subject

su•ze•rain•ty

(ˈsu zə rɪn ti, -ˌreɪn-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the position or power of a suzerain.
2. the domain subject to a suzerain.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suzerainty - the position or authority of a suzerain; "under the suzerainty of..."
dominion, rule - dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
2.suzerainty - the domain of a suzerain
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
Translations

suzerainty

[ˈsuːzəreɪntɪ] Nprotectorado m

suzerainty

nSuzeränität f
References in classic literature ?
Kovudoo was not as these, and though his village was in a way remote from the more populous district to the north his power was such that he maintained an acknowledged suzerainty over the thin thread of villages which connected him with the savage lords to the north.
our new colonial masters with the establishment of grazing colonies where they and their cows will ride roughshod and which, assuredly, they will use now and in future as launching pads for future conquests, like Uthman dan Fodio did to the Hausa, other tribes in the North, and the Yoruba in Ilorin, economic sanction can be put to devastating effect in Nigeria by citizens resentful of Fulani suzerainty.
The Trump administration seeks to draw a line along the Euphrates River to block Iran and limit the extent of Tehran's suzerainty in Syria.
The ultimate objective is to slowly transfer the control of the decision-making process to an external source so that the person gives up their mental suzerainty and accepts the lordship of another's authority.
True, it was under the suzerainty of Beijing but the autonomy of Tibet was considered unviable.
For centuries much of continental Europe functioned under imperial suzerainty, either through the Holy Roman Empire centred on Germany, Austro-Hungary, Russia or the Ottomans.
Bulley goes into the history of Jordan since the Ottoman suzerainty, through the British mandate, under the Hashemite Arab nationalists, until 1949 when the country was named the 'Kingdom of Jordan.
Bird spent a month in Seoul, observing historic sights such as the royal procession to commemorate the end of Chinese suzerainty, and photographing many ancient palaces which had previously been off-limits to foreigners.
The foreign dynasties that exercised temporary suzerainty over the region included the Deilamis, the Seljuks, the Ghaznivids, the Ghorids and the Mongols.
Yet at the time of the referendum, "Leave" were telling us it was all about bringing suzerainty back to Parliament.
But I did not expect a show of courage from fanatical supporters of the country's submission to Turkish suzerainty.
That France and Great Britain are prepared to recognize and protect an independent Arab state or a confederation of Arab states (a) and (b) marked on the annexed map, under the suzerainty of an Arab chief.