Associations to the word «Protectorate»
PROTECTORATE, noun. Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the government of England, Scotland, and Ireland by Oliver Cromwell.
PROTECTORATE, noun. The authority assumed by a superior power over an inferior or a dependent one, whereby the former protects the latter from invasion and shares in the management of its affairs but the protected state retains its nominal sovereignty.
PROTECTORATE, noun. An autonomous territory that is protected diplomatically or militarily against third parties by a stronger state or entity.
PROTECTORATE OF BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA, proper noun. (historical) A protectorate of Nazi Germany established in 1939, covering present-day Czech Republic.
PROTECTORATE, noun. 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.
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