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[ah-shee-kah-gah] /ˈɑ ʃiˈkɑ gɑ/
a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns 1338–1573. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Indeed, the Ashikaga move through Japanese history against a background of mikados.

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

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  • After two hundred and thirty-eight years of dominion the lordship of the Ashikaga thus came to an end.

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

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

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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.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • The Ashikaga were descendants of the Minamoto, who alone had hereditary claim to this high office.

  • Two families, the Hojo and the Ashikaga, successively held the shogunate down to the year 1573.

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