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Definition of Suzerainty

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position of a suzerain; area controlled by a suzerain
Suzerainty Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The dominion or authority of a suzerain; paramount authority.
  
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Noun
1. the position or authority of a suzerain; "under the suzerainty of..."
(hypernym) dominion, rule
2. the domain of a suzerain
(hypernym) domain, demesne, land
Suzerainty Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Suzerainty ( or ) is a situation in which a powerful region or people controls the foreign policy and international relations of a tributary vassal state while allowing the subservient nation internal . The dominant entity in the suzerainty relationship, or the more powerful entity itself, is called a suzerain. The term suzerainty was originally used to refer to the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and its surrounding regions. It differs from sovereignty in that the tributary enjoys some (often limited) self-rule.

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