noun sho·gun \ˈshō-gən\

: any one of the military leaders who ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867–68

Full Definition of SHOGUN

:  one of a line of military governors ruling Japan until the revolution of 1867–68
sho·gun·al \ˈshō-gə-nəl\ adjective
sho·gun·ate \ˈshō-gə-nət, -ˌnāt\ noun

Origin of SHOGUN

Japanese shōgun
First Known Use: 1727

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

Rhymes with SHOGUN


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