Definitions

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  • n. The office of a protector or regent; protectorate;

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a protector or regent; protectorate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a protector or regent; a protectorate; the period during which a protector governs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of protector

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Examples

  • Japan, despite its post-war success, is still extraordinarily insular nation, even compared to China and Korea; this is partially a result of the inward-looking mentality fostered by a national policy whose external aspect is essentially dictated by the American protectorship.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bush and Asia

  • [With their final defeat in 672,] many Tuyuhun refugees resettled in the Liangzhou region [of present-day southern Gansu Province], under the protectorship of Tang China.

    A Survey of Tibetan History ��� 1 The Empire of the Early Kings of Tibet

  • I exclaim against the laws which throw the whole weight of the yoke on the weaker shoulders, and force women, when they claim protectorship as mothers, to sign a contract, which renders them dependent on the caprice of a tyrant, whom choice or necessity has appointed to reign over them (194, 195).

    Editorial Notes to 'Letter to the Women of England'

  • The interiors of both mosques from the surface of the tiles on the floor to the top of the ceilings of the mosques themselves could be placed under the protectorship of the Arab League, under the direct supervision of the Sharif of Mecca, who is none other than the current King of Jordan, King Abdullah.

    Dan Gordon: The Independent State of West Palestine

  • He relinquished the protectorship without regret, to live as a subject; and in the tranquillity of a country life he enjoyed health and possessed his soul in peace for ninety years, beloved by his neighbors, to whom he was a peacemaker and a father.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The little girl, Mala, survived long enough to make it onto the medevac bird, and then she left our protectorship.

    The Blog of War

  • After a passing threat in the 1960s that the British government might put an air base on Aldabra, and a public outcry against that bad idea much like the outcry that Darwin had joined earlier, the Royal Society of London assumed protectorship of the atoll.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • I have heard him called inconstant of purpose — when he deserted, for the sake of love, the hope of sovereignty, and when he abdicated the protectorship of England, men blamed his infirmity of purpose.

    The Last Man

  • I exclaim against the laws which throw the whole weight of the yoke on the weaker shoulders, and force women, when they claim protectorship as mothers, to sign a contract, which renders them dependent on the caprice of the tyrant, whom choice or necessity has appointed to reign over them.

    Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

  • I mean even personal respect — the modest respect of humanity, and fellow-feeling — not the libidinous mockery of gallantry, nor the insolent condescension of protectorship.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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