• WordNet 3.6
    • n shogunate a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When George Washington was elected President, there was a King in France, a Czar in Russia, an Emperor in China, and a Shogun in Japan. Only the office of President remained.
    • n Shogunate The office or dignity of a Shogun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shogunate The office, power, or rule of a shogun; the government of a shogun.
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In literature:

Another clue: when was Hideyoshi the Shogun of Japan?
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
As the Kai-Koku party was associated with the court of Shogun, it became the Bakufu party.
"The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881" by Toyokichi Iyenaga
After the battle of Fushimi, and the abolition of the Shogunate, he accompanied the last of the Shoguns in his retirement.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
The Japanese shogun appropriated the cargo of the ship, leaving only the empty hull for the Dutch and English.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624" by Various
The dual sovereignty of the Mikado and the Shogun, like that existing in the Holy Roman Empire, made a great deal of history in Japan.
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
This feudal lord became a dictator, and had the military power in his hands, like the shoguns in nineteenth-century Japan.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
American warships paying a visit to the Shogun's Japan, for example.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
A few miles south-west of Yokohama is the fishing-village of Kamakura, which was for many centuries the capital of the Shoguns.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
A number of the Tycoons, or, as they are more correctly called, Shoguns, are buried in Tokio.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Six Shoguns, members of the Tokugawa family, lie buried at Ueno.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

In news:

Shogun expands brand with new gastropub.
Oddsmakers aren't giving UFC on Fox 4 headliner Brandon Vera much of a chance against former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Opponents Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (l.) and Brandon Vera pose for photos during the UFC on FOX press conference.
Bringing home the title of Light Heavyweight Champion, 23-year-old Jones was up against Maurico "Shogun" Rua.
That night, he DESTROYED Mauricio "Shogun" Rua… for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title at UFC 128?
Shogun still an underdog, but not by nearly as much this time around.
Mauricio Shogun Rua , left, and Lyoto Machida Saturday night in the main event of UFC 104 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
UFC president leans toward rematch between Lyoto Machida and Shogun Rua .
Mauricio Shogun Rua , right, connects with Lyoto Machida Saturday night during the main event of UFC 104 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Shogun 's 60 Demerits.
Shogun in McAllen crowned 'dirtiest' by Food Patrol in 2010.
Shogun Fighters use their tough-guy appearance to bring attention to animal cruelty.
' Shogun ' in search of another title shot.
Shogun Fights VI at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Md.
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