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shogunate

[shoh-guh-nit, -neyt] /ˈʃoʊ gə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
noun
1.
the office or rule of a shogun.
2.
a government controlled by shoguns.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; shogun + -ate3
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  • Members of the imperial family, though financially dependent on the shogunate, also continued to support the arts.
  • His death is sought by the shogunate as a result of this betrayal.
  • He was relentlessly pursued by the shogunate, but succeeded in evading them.
British Dictionary definitions for shogunate

shogunate

/ˈʃəʊɡʊnɪt; -ˌneɪt/
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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