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Ashikaga

[ah-shee-kah-gah]
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noun
  1. a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns 1338–1573.
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Historical Examples

  • The tendency of the Ashikaga times was to encourage individual ambition.

    Japan

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  • He escaped to the province of Kawachi, and the supremacy of the Ashikaga family came to an end.

    Japan

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  • Soon, however, the armies of Ashikaga overran Echizen, and Yoshisada fell in battle.

    Japan

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  • They were of the same blood as Nitta and Ashikaga and of the clan of Minamoto.

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  • Yoritomo's descendants gradually degenerated, and were finally overthrown by the Ashikaga family.