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 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.
The first marks the end of Kuwait being a British protectorate in 1961, while the second celebrates Kuwait regaining full sovereignty on 26 Feb 1991, after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEandOE), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) and State Life Insurance Corporation (SLIC), signed an agreement for BEandOE Protectorate Fee Collection system.
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BE and OE), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) and State Life Insurance Corporation (SLIC), signed an agreement for BE and OE Protectorate Fee Collection system.
Whale Valley is located within the Wadi Rayan protectorate Via CC/Ahmedherz Wadi Degla protectorate Stretching over 30 km in distance and 50 km in height, the Wadi Degla protectorate has been compared to the American Grand Canyon.
President Nicos Anastasiades said that despite the disappointment felt by many about the deadlock in Switzerland last month, Cyprus could not become a protectorate of Turkey.
The fact that we have voluntarily gave up our sovereignty and have become not only a protectorate but also a colony of the West is our problem, not a problem of those doing that in a systematic and planned way.
Qatar created the first natural protectorate; Al Shehaniyah Protectorate in 1979, and since then the number of such natural reserves have multiplied considerably, covering almost one quarter of the country's space, which is considered the highest rate in the region.