- protective slope,
- protective system,
- protective tariff,
Origin of protectorate
Examples from the Web for protectorate
They wanted independence or, barring that, an American-administered protectorate.America, Once Again Dazed and Confused in the Middle East|Scott Anderson|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The British ruled it as a protectorate from 1868 until 1968 and dominated the security services for decades afterward.
As an 11-year-old growing up in Somaliland, then a British protectorate, Edna Adan Ismail had a powerful dream.
The newspaper press of the Protectorate was thus pretty well consolidated by Mr. Thurloe.
They form the principal watershed not only of the province of Bauchi, but of the protectorate of Northern Nigeria.
"And now I can tell you the name of the coaling station and of the protectorate that came afterward," he said.A Son Of The Sun|Jack London
The districts outside the British protectorate now belong to France.
Of the incessant literary activity of the Presbyterian Baxter through the Protectorate we need say nothing.
- a territory largely controlled by but not annexed to a stronger state
- the relation of a protecting state to its protected territory
1690s in reference to the government by the Cromwells; 1795 as "occupied territory of another nation," from protector + -ate (1). Meaning "state or territory (usually tribal) placed under the protection of a major power" is from 1860.
A relationship between a strong sovereign nation and a weak nation or area not recognized as a nation. Once the strong nation has established a protectorate over a weak nation, it can control the latter's affairs.