noun. ['prəˈtɛktɝət'] 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.
- territorial dominion
- associated state
Words that Rhyme with Protectorate
Example sentences of the word protectorate
1. Noun, singular or mass
Four regional councils of experts set priorities and guidelines for grants in every U.S. state and island protectorate.