protectorate

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

Formerly in international law, a small state under the direct or indirect control of a larger one. The 20th-century equivalent was a trust territory. In English history the rule of Oliver and...
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Protectorate

Pro·tect'or·ate noun [ Confer French protectorat .] 1. Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the government of England by Oliver Cromwell. 2. The authority assumed by a superior power over an inferior or a dependent one, whereby the former protects the latter from ...
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protectorate

associated state noun a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
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Protectorate

• (n.) Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the government of England by Oliver Cromwell. • (n.) The authority assumed by a superior power over an inferior or a dependent one, whereby the former protects the latter from invasion and shares in the management of its affairs.
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Protectorate

the English government from 1653 to 1659. After the execution of King Charles I, England was declared a commonwealth (1649) under the rule of ... [3 related articles]
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protectorate

in international relations, the relationship between two states one of which exercises some decisive control over the other. The degree of control ...
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protectorate

protectorate, in international law, a relationship in which one state surrenders part of its sovereignty to another. The subordinate state is called a protectorate. The term covers a great variety of relations, but typically the protected state gives up all or part of its control over foreign affair...
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Protectorate

Protectorate, in English history, name given to the English government from 1653 to 1659. Following the English civil war and the execution of Charles I, England was declared (1649) a commonwealth under the rule of the Rump Parliament. In 1653, however, Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump, replacing ...
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protectorate

Formerly in international law, a small state under the direct or indirect control of a larger one. The 20th-century equivalent was a trust territory. In English history the rule of Oliver and Richard Cromwell 1653–59 is referred to as the Protectorate
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Protectorate

A protectorate in its inception adopted by modern international law, is an autonomous territory that is protected diplomatically or militarily against third parties by a stronger state or entity. In exchange for this, the protectorate usually accepts specified obligations, which may vary greatly, depending on the real nature of their relationship....
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