Meaning of suzerainty

su•ze•rain•ty

Pronunciation: (s'zu-rin-tē, -rān"-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the position or authority of a suzerain.
  2. the domain or area subject to a suzerain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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