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Meaning of SUZERAIN

Pronunciation:  'soozurin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
 

SUZERAIN is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su"ze*rain\, n. [F., formed fr. sus above, L. susum,
sursum (fr. sub under + versum, p. p. of vertere to turn),
after the analogy of souverain, E. sovereign. See {Sub-}, and
{Verse}.]
A superior lord, to whom fealty is due; a feudal lord; a lord
paramount.

 

 

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