noun Japanese History.
Origin of shogun
Examples from the Web for shogun
In the city of Yedo the new Shogun was very busy preparing either for peace or war.
The account of the journey to Yedo and of the audience with the shogun is very interesting.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I|Richard Cocks
The Shogun must be dethroned and the Emperor raised to power.The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881|Toyokichi Iyenaga
While there the shogun appointed him to receive and entertain an envoy from the mikado.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
The officers of the Shogun received their magnificent visitor at the door of the pavilion.
British Dictionary definitions for shogun
noun Japanese history
Word Origin for shogun
Word Origin and History for shogun
1610s, "hereditary commander of a Japanese army," from Japanese (sei-i-tai) shogun "(barbarian-subduing) chief" (late 12c.), sound-substitution for Chinese chiang chiin, literally "lead army."