Definition of overlords:
Synonyms for overlords:
The earlier Semitic overlords, that is, all who preceded Ashurnatsirpal of Assyria, went a- raiding to plunder, assault, destroy, or receive submissive payments, and their ends achieved, returned, without imposing permanent garrisons of their own followers, permanent viceroys, or even a permanent tributary burden, to hinder the stricken foe from returning to his own way till his turn should come to be raided again.- "The Ancient East", D. G. Hogarth.
My proposition is that the history of the village community in Britain is the history of the economical condition of the non- Aryan aborigines; that the history of the tribal community is the history of the Aryan conquerors, who appear as overlords; and that the Romans, except as another wave of Aryan conquerors at an advanced stage of civilisation, had very little to do with shaping the village institutions of Britain.- "Folklore as an Historical Science", George Laurence Gomme.
- "The Defiant Agents", Andre Alice Norton.