1. protectorate

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.


  • territory
  • district
  • territorial dominion
  • associated state

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Words that Rhyme with Protectorate

  • inspectorate
  • directorate
  • electorate

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.