Etymology
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suzerainty (n.)

late 15c., suserente, "supremacy," from Old French suserenete "office or jurisdiction of a suzerain" (Modern French suzeraineté), from suserain (see suzerain). Modern use (by 1823) probably is a re-borrowing and for 20 years or so it was treated as a French word in English.

updated on September 11, 2022

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