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sho·gun

 (shō′gən)
n.
One of a line of military commanders who from 1192 until 1867 were generally the actual rulers of Japan, although nominally subordinate to the emperor.

[Japanese shōgun, general, from Middle Chinese tsiaŋkyn (also the source of Mandarin jiāngjūn) : tsiaŋ, to take, bring, undertake, support + kyn, army.]

shogun

(ˈʃəʊˌɡuːn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (from 794 ad) a chief military commander
2. (Military) (from 794 ad) a chief military commander
3. (Historical Terms) (from about 1192 to 1867) any of a line of hereditary military dictators who relegated the emperors to a position of purely theoretical supremacy
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (from about 1192 to 1867) any of a line of hereditary military dictators who relegated the emperors to a position of purely theoretical supremacy
[C17: from Japanese, from Chinese chiang chün general, from chiang to lead + chün army]
ˈshoˌgunal adj

sho•gun

(ˈʃoʊ gən, -gʌn)

n.
the title of the chief military commanders of Japan from the 8th to 12th centuries, later applied to the hereditary officials who governed Japan, with the emperor as nominal ruler, until 1868.
[1605–15; < Japanese shōgun, general]
sho′gun•ate (-gə nɪt, -ˌneɪt) n.
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Noun1.shogun - a hereditary military dictator of Japanshogun - a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
potentate, dictator - a ruler who is unconstrained by law
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I'd be prepared to bet that Shoguns will still be in British dealerships long after Porsche Cayennes and Range Rover Sports are distant memories.
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Voices of early modern Japan; contemporary accounts of daily life during the age of the Shoguns.
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Although some Shoguns may never go off-road, I get the feeling it will fall out with you if you don't get it dirty and put it through it's paces once in a while.
Some 93,000 Shoguns have been sold in the UK since 1983 and 6,000 of the new models are expected to be bought in the first 12 months.
However, it now comes with an active stability and traction control system, which is added to all new Shoguns.
Light towing is no problem for even the three-door versions,but for serious hauling the long wheelbase five-door Shoguns take some beating.
All Shoguns now come with halogen headlamps, a fine set of six spoke alloys, side airbags and body-coloured mouldings as standard.
Last year less than 3,000 Shoguns were sold in the UK.
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