shogunate

[ shoh-guh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈʃoʊ gə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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noun

the office or rule of a shogun.
a government controlled by shoguns.

Nearby words

  1. shofar,
  2. shog,
  3. shogi,
  4. shogun,
  5. shogun bond,
  6. shoguns,
  7. shohet,
  8. shoji,
  9. sholapur,
  10. sholem aleichem

Origin of shogunate

First recorded in 1870–75; shogun + -ate3

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British Dictionary definitions for shogunate

shogunate

/ (ˈʃəʊɡʊnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

noun

Japanese history the office or rule of a shogun
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Word Origin and History for shogunate

shogunate

n.

1871, a hybrid, from Japanese shogun + Latinate suffix -ate (1).

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