Protectorate

Definition of Protectorate

Pro`tect´or`ate
n.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 invasion and shares in the management of its affairs.

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