I’m reading a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir and ran into the word suzerainty. Although you can pick up the meaning from the context, it’s still a cool word, so I thought I’d share it with you.
: the dominion of a suzerain : overlordship
Origin of SUZERAINTY: from French suzeraineté, from Middle French susereneté, from suserain. First Known Use: 1823
Wikipedia also has some interesting tidbits to add, if you click on: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzerainty
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