Definition of protectorate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    protectorate

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    NAmE//prəˈtɛktərət//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a country that is controlled and protected by a more powerful country a British protectorate compare colony
  2. 2[uncountable] the state or period of being controlled and protected by another country
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: protectorate

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