Medieval Glossary

Suzerain

Within the feudal system, the lord to whom a vassal owed fealty and other feudal obligations. Usually the suzerain was the supreme or ultimate lord to whom fealty was owed (such as kings).

Related term(s): Fealty; Feudal Obligation; Liege-lord; Lord; Vassal; Feudalism
Category: Feudalism
Added: 10.02.04
Last modified: 12.31.04

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