noun Japanese History.
Words nearby shogun
Origin of shogun
OTHER WORDS FROM shogunsho·gun·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for shoguns
See note on the tombs of the Shoguns, at the end of the story.
Eventually all the military power fell into the hands of the shoguns, and the mikado was seen no more at the head of his army.
The shoguns fortified their castles and required the feudal lords to keep headquarters in Tokyo.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
Thus, in the days of the Shoguns' power, a Hatamoto who had divorced his wife reported the matter to the Shogun.
In Japan the emperors lived in retirement, and it was the dynasties of shoguns or generals that suffered change.
British Dictionary definitions for shoguns
noun Japanese history
Derived forms of shogunshogunal, adjective
Word Origin for shogun
Culture definitions for shoguns
Japanese military leaders who ruled the country from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. There was still an emperor in Japan under the shoguns, but he was reduced to a mere figurehead.