Definition of Shogun

1. Noun. A hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68.

Generic synonyms: Japanese, Nipponese, Dictator, Potentate



Definition of Shogun

1. n. A title originally conferred by the Mikado on the military governor of the eastern provinces of Japan. By gradual usurpation of power the Shoguns (known to foreigners as Tycoons) became finally the virtual rulers of Japan. The title was abolished in 1867.

Definition of Shogun

1. Noun. The supreme generalissimo of feudal Japan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shogun

1. a former military leader of Japan [n -S] : SHOGUNAL [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shogun

shofroth
shog
shogged
shogging
shoggle
shoggled
shoggles
shogglier
shoggling
shoggly
shoggoth
shoggoths
shogi
shogis
shogs
shogun (current term)
shogunal
shogunate
shogunates
shoguns
shoji
shojis
shojo
shojos
shokkiri
shola
sholas
sholde
shole
sholes

Literary usage of Shogun

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

1. A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the by Frank Brinkley, Dairoku Kikuchi (1915)
"His Majesty Kokaku rewarded the shogun with an autograph letter of thanks as ... The shogun lenari is said to have been profoundly gratified by this mark of ..."

2. A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the by Frank Brinkley, Dairoku Kikuchi (1915)
""There is no question whatever as to the succession. That dignity falls to Tsunayoshi and to Tsunayoshi alone. He is the legitimate son of the late shogun, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Having defeated the most turbulent and subjugated the others to his will, he deposed the last Ashikaga shogun and seized the reins of government, ..."

4. Japan: Its History, Traditions, and Religions: With the Narrative of a Visit by Edward James Reed (1880)
"... contests—Capture and recapture of Kamakura—Assassination of Mochi-Uji—Assassination of shogun Yoshinori—The imperial insignia carried off—Their recovery ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1889)
"There was, from very early times, a shogun, or general; but at first his power was small. Yori- tomo, one of the most celebrated men in Japanese history, ..."

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