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Meaning of PROTECTORATE

Pronunciation:  pru'tekturit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
 

PROTECTORATE is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: associated state
 
 See Also: district, territory

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*tect"or*ate\, n. [Cf. F. protectorat.]
1. Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the
   government of England by Oliver Cromwell.

2. The authority assumed by a superior power over an inferior
   or a dependent one, whereby the former protects the latter
   from invasion and shares in the management of its affairs.

 

 

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