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Definition of protectorate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    protectorate

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//prəˈtektərət//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈtektərət//
     
     
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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 France established a protectorate over Morocco in 1912. The British government took the region under its protectorate.
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