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 for shogunate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shogunate \Sho*gun"ate\ (sh[=o]*g[=oo]n"[asl]t), n.
     The office or dignity of a Shogun. [Written also
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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