What does the word protectorate mean?

Usage examples for protectorate

  1. Russia also has a large number of Russian Christians in Turkey over whom she wants a protectorate, but these two influences would be thorns in the side of Turkey. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  2. It probably slept; for who would have stirred it through the Protectorate? – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  3. This point was important, because, ever since the Lansing- Ishii agreement, the Japanese have tried to get the Powers to recognize, in practice if not in theory, an informal Japanese Protectorate over China, as a first step towards which it was necessary to establish the principle that the Japanese should not be interfered with in their diplomatic dealings with China. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell