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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROTECTORATE

I require the equality of salaries, the division of benefits, the glorification of the protectorate.

The British protectorate is estimated to extend over 3,000 square miles.

Eleven Beys followed one another, up to the French “protectorate.”

It acquired an interest in Samoa and joined there in a protectorate.

The changes of the Protectorate were treated as null and void.

What was a protectorate, and what the rights of the protector?

In March, 1912, a French protectorate was established by treaty.

Prince Richard was accordingly called upon to resign his protectorate.

On May 25 Richard abdicated and the Protectorate came to an end.

The civil war is over, the protectorate under Cromwell is past.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s in reference to the government by the Cromwells; 1795 as "occupied territory of another nation," from protector + -ate (1). Meaning "state or territory (usually tribal) placed under the protection of a major power" is from 1860.

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