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  1. a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as regents in the name of the shoguns during the period 1203–1333.
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Historical Examples

  • The same was the case with the mikados, who were also creatures of the Hojo clan.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • The able men of the Hojo family were followed by weak and vicious ones.

  • Of all the Hojo Regents he was the wisest and justest, and was known far and wide among the people for his deeds of mercy.

  • In a previous tale it has been said that the father of Masago, the beautiful wife of the exiled prince, was named Hojo Tokimasa.

  • They stayed much longer than he intended, for the Hojo, who were then in power, cut off their heads.