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suzerain

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French suzerain, based on sus (up, above) (< Latin sursum) with the ending of souverain (English sovereign).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈsuz(ə)ɹən/, /ˈsuzəˌɹeɪ̯n/

NounEdit

suzerain (plural suzerains)

  1. A dominant nation or state which has control over the international affairs of a subservient state which has domestic autonomy.
  2. A feudal landowner to whom peasants were forced to pledge allegiance.

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TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

suzerain (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to suzerain

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