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Noun: shogunate  show-gu-nut
  1. A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution, laws or opposition etc.)
    - dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny

Derived forms: shogunates

Type of: autarchy, autocracy

Encyclopedia: Shogunate