Words nearby protectorate
How to use protectorate in a sentence
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.Bahrain Uprising: High Stakes for the U.S.|Bruce Riedel|February 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As an 11-year-old growing up in Somaliland, then a British protectorate, Edna Adan Ismail had a powerful dream.Somaliland's Healer of Women|Lynn Sherr|March 13, 2010|DAILY BEAST
She felt the relationship to be a true one, in contradistinction to the more usual form of protectorate of woman to child.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
The government capital of the protectorate, however, is Zomba, at the base of the mountain of that name.
In 1904 the administration of the protectorate, originally directed by the foreign office, was transferred to the colonial office.
It is known as the Goro Escarpment, and at its eastern end it forms the boundary between the protectorate and Abyssinia.
There is a police force of about 2000 men, and two battalions of the King's African Rifles are stationed in the protectorate.
British Dictionary definitions for protectorate
- a territory largely controlled by but not annexed to a stronger state
- the relation of a protecting state to its protected territory
Cultural definitions for protectorate
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.