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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs.

Usage examples (37)
  • But within this never-ending protectorate, which is what
  • But above all, he said, We’re not making Afghanistan a long-term protectorate.
  • Tellingly, they couldn't find a panelist who thought establishing a protectorate was a good idea.
  • The Soviet Zone is not a state but a Soviet protectorate which is intensely disliked by its population. for more
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