Definition of Suzerain

1. Noun. A state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs.




Definition of Suzerain

1. n. A superior lord, to whom fealty is due; a feudal lord; a lord paramount.

Definition of Suzerain

1. Noun. A dominant nation or state which has control over the international affairs of a subservient state which has domestic autonomy. ¹

2. Noun. A feudal land-owner to whom peasants were forced to pledge allegiance. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to suzerain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suzerain

1. a feudal lord [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suzerain

suturally
suturated
suture
sutured
sutureless
suturelike
sutures
suturing
suwarrow
suwarrows
sux
suxamethonium
suya
suzani
suzanis
suzerain (current term)
suzerains
suzerainties
suzerainty
suzukiite
svabite
svanbergite
svarabhakti
svarabhaktis
svaraj
svarajes
svarita
svaritas
svastika
svastikas

Literary usage of Suzerain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"suzerainty is a term which originally was used for the relation between the feudal lord and his vassal; the lord was said to be the suzerain of the vassal, ..."

2. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), M. Guizot, William Hazlitt (1856)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society—Relations which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves— Political ..."

3. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), M. Guizot, William Hazlitt (1856)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society — Relations which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves— Political ..."

4. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1846)
"We have thus arrived at a clear and complete view of the system of reciprocal rights and duties of the vassals and of the suzerain. ..."

5. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), William Hazlitt (1875)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society—Kela- tions which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves— Political ..."

6. The history of civilization, from the fall of the Roman empire to the French by François Pierre G. Guizot (1846)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society—Bd%< tions which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves-;: Political ..."

7. International Law by John Westlake (1910)
"suzerain and Vassal States. Superior and inferior or protecting and protected states are sometimes called suzerain and vassal, but this is a loose diction, ..."

8. International Law by John Westlake (1910)
"suzerain and Vassal States. Superior and inferior or protecting and protected states are sometimes called suzerain and vassal, but this is a loose diction, ..."

9. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"suzerainty is a term which originally was used for the relation between the feudal lord and his vassal; the lord was said to be the suzerain of the vassal, ..."

10. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), M. Guizot, William Hazlitt (1856)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society—Relations which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves— Political ..."

11. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), M. Guizot, William Hazlitt (1856)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society — Relations which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves— Political ..."

12. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1846)
"We have thus arrived at a clear and complete view of the system of reciprocal rights and duties of the vassals and of the suzerain. ..."

13. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), William Hazlitt (1875)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society—Kela- tions which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves— Political ..."

14. The history of civilization, from the fall of the Roman empire to the French by François Pierre G. Guizot (1846)
"Continuation of the view of the organization of the feudal society—Bd%< tions which the vassals of the same suzerain had among themselves-;: Political ..."

15. International Law by John Westlake (1910)
"suzerain and Vassal States. Superior and inferior or protecting and protected states are sometimes called suzerain and vassal, but this is a loose diction, ..."

16. International Law by John Westlake (1910)
"suzerain and Vassal States. Superior and inferior or protecting and protected states are sometimes called suzerain and vassal, but this is a loose diction, ..."

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