protectorate


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pro·tec·tor·ate

 (prə-tĕk′tər-ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A relationship of protection and partial control assumed by a superior power over a dependent country or region.
b. The protected country or region.
2. Protectorate
a. The government, office, or term of a protector.
b. The government of England under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ruling as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.

protectorate

(prəˈtɛktərɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a territory largely controlled by but not annexed to a stronger state
b. the relation of a protecting state to its protected territory
2. (Historical Terms) the office or period of office of a protector
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office or period of office of a protector

pro•tec•tor•ate

(prəˈtɛk tər ɪt)

n.
1. the relation of a strong state toward a weaker state or territory that it protects and partly controls.
2. a state or territory so protected.
3. the office, or the term of office, of a protector.
4. the government of a protector.
5. (cap.) the period (1653–59) when the Cromwells governed England.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protectorate - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairsprotectorate - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Translations

protectorate

[prəˈtektərɪt] Nprotectorado m

protectorate

[prəˈtɛktərət] nprotectorat m

protectorate

nProtektorat nt

protectorate

[prəˈtɛktrɪt] nprotettorato
References in classic literature ?
Strick got him into the Centro-Euro-Africa Protectorate. He's Assistant-Commissioner at Dupe--wherever that is.
He precious nearly lost us the Protectorate at one time, though he's an ally of ours now."
Richard was neither a republican nor a royalist; Richard allowed his guards to eat his dinner, and his generals to govern the republic; Richard abdicated the protectorate on the 22nd of April, 1659, more than a year ago, sire.
Your assistance, sire, and within a month, whether I oppose Lambert to Monk, or Monk to Lambert, I shall have reconquered my paternal inheritance, without having cost my country a guinea, or my subjects a drop of blood, for they are now all drunk with revolutions, protectorates, and republics, and ask nothing better than to fall staggering to sleep in the arms of royalty.
It has often been a matter of regret with me; for, going back, perhaps, to the days of the Protectorate, those papers must have contained many references to forgotten or remembered men, and to antique customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the Old Manse.
A little girl participates in Egypt's first Festival of Nature Local Cultures at Wadi Degla Protected Area in Cairo- Egypt Today/Samar Samir The local residents were taught how to use the natural resources of the protectorates to increase their income without harming the environment, she said, quoting the latest data of the Egyptian annual income issued by the state-owned Center Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMS) as the income rates for the local community in Wadi al-Jimal protectorate and Fayoun governorate increased by 160 percent and 146 percent respectively in 2018 compared to the previous year.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has set-up special counters at five Protectorates of Emigrants to facilitate outgoing manpower, intending to deposit different kinds of protectorate fee, through one-window operation.
I assure you that if Turkey 'wanted to swallow' the remainder of Cyprus and turn it into 'an Islamic Turkish protectorate', it would have done so by now.
ISLAMABAD -- The bio metric verification of 99.65 per cent emigrants was ensured at various protectorate centers during this year while only 0.35 per cent of outgoing manpower was not being verified due to vague finger prints, the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) informed.
She wrote that the name 'Nigeria' was important because it would 'serve to differentiate them equally from the British colonies of Lagos and the Niger Protectorate on the coast and from the French territory of the Upper Niger.'
There is nothing I cannot do in this world," a visually impaired woman told Reham Abu Bakr, an Egyptian traveller, while laughingly running down the Wadi Degla Protectorate.
To this effect, a state-owned commercial bank has setup a counter at Protectorate of Emigrants Office in Karachi, to facilitate nationals going abroad to avail job opportunities, to open their foreign currency accounts to be used for sending remittances from any part of the world, an official at the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) told The Express Tribune on Wednesday.