shogunate

[shoh-guh-nit, -neyt]

Origin of shogunate

First recorded in 1870–75; shogun + -ate3
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shogunate

noun
  1. Japanese history the office or rule of a shogun
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Word Origin and History for shogunate
n.

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

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