satrapy

noun
sa·​tra·​py | \ ˈsā-trə-pē How to pronounce satrapy (audio) , ˈsa-, -ˌtra-pē\
plural satrapies

Definition of satrapy

: the territory or jurisdiction of a satrap

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Havana will not want to give up its oil-producing satrapy in Latin America. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Revolt in Venezuela," 23 Jan. 2019

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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