Meaning of suzerain

su•ze•rain

Pronunciation: (s'zu-rin, -rān"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sovereign or a state exercising political control over a dependent state.
  2. a feudal overlord.
—adj.
  1. characteristic of or being a suzerain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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