Definition of Protectorate

1. 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.




Definition of Protectorate

1. n. Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the government of England by Oliver Cromwell.

Definition of Protectorate

1. Noun. Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the government of England by Oliver Cromwell. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. An autonomous territory that is protected diplomatically or militarily against third parties by a stronger state or entity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protectorate

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Protectorate

protections
protective
protective(p)
protective coloration
protective cover
protective covering
protective embankment
protective fold
protective garment
protective tariff
protectively
protectiveness
protectivity
protector
protectoral
protectorate (current term)
protectorates
protectorial
protectories
protectorless
protectors
protectorship
protectorships
protectory
protectour
protectress
protectresses
protects
protege
protegee

Literary usage of Protectorate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"Through such a treaty an international union is called into existence between the two States, and the relation between them is called protectorate. ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"protectorate is, however, a conception which, just like suzerainty, lacks exact juristic « precision,1 as its real meaning depends very much upon , /v the ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"British Empire possesses in the East Africa protectorate a dependency of which the value ... The protectorate has been described as the America of India, ..."

4. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"protectorate is, however, a conception which, just like suzerainty, lacks exact juristic precision, as its real meaning depends very much upon the special ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This protectorate is, therefore, really confirmed by the Treaty of Berlin. But, as a matter of fact, the influence of Russia, which has assumed the ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 1848 the Austrian protectorate was extended to the mission of the Sudan and ... Italy also has been very active in seeking to acquire a protectorate of ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This protectorate is, therefore, really confirmed by the Treaty of Berlin. But, as a matter of fact, the influence of Russia, which hoe assumed the ..."

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