[shoh-guh-nit, -neyt]
the office or rule of a shogun.
a government controlled by shoguns.

1870–75; shogun + -ate3 Unabridged
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shogunate (ˈʃəʊɡʊnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Japanese history the office or rule of a shogun

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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.
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