The tribute may be nominal, and the suzerain may be lenient indeed, but none the less does it establish vassalage.
In support of his suzerain the Viscount Hugues had been devastating the diocese.
It was not, however, until 950 that the powerful vassal became reconciled with his suzerain and restored Laon.
John's uneasiness was not mitigated by the action of his suzerain.
He had no intention, he said, to use the Turkish fleet against his suzerain, the Sultan.
Then the Headman said something to his suzerain who made a sign that the audience was over.
A halt must be brought to these unseemly proceedings so close to the suzerain's dwelling.
Then Ormsgill went back quietly to where the Headman and his suzerain were sitting.
As suzerain nominally under the Sultan of Tidore, they claim possession of the western part of the island as far east as Lat.
Keep your eye on your father—or suzerain—and he will pull you through.
"sovereign, ruler," late 15c. (implied in suzerainty), from Old French sus "up, above" (from Vulgar Latin susum, from Latin sursum "upward, above," contraction of subversum, from sub "up from below") + vertere "a turning" (see versus). With ending from sovereign.