Long before that, the king had become a mere symbolic figure, remaining respected and untouchable, but having only nominal authority.
It is unclear whether the region was under actual rather than nominal Byzantine authority after that; the local cities appear to have been virtually independent.
For five years, he exercised little more than nominal authority, under the supervision of counsellors appointed by his mother.
Three of these coins survive, bearing witness to his complete independence from even nominal Roman authority.
Her nominal authority did not extend beyond the Chobanid domains of northwestern Persia.
Maori wanted more, and concluded that accepting nominal British authority was the way to get them.
The French occupied the city from 1881 to 1956, having established a protectorate system of administration that recognized the nominal authority of local government.
The Mayor has been left with nominal authority over city agencies, most of which are now run by a chief manager appointed by the control board.
The Caucasus had been steadily pacified and nominal Russian authority made effective.
In turn this led him to doubt nominal authority.