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 for Suzerain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suzerain \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  suzerain
      n 1: a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent
           state especially in its foreign affairs

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