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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a shogun.
  • adj. Resembling a shogun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a shogun or the shoguns, or to the period when they flourished.


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shogun +‎ -al.


  • But this description both inflates shogunal authority and obscures the cleverness of the Hideyoshi-Tokugawa settlement.

    井の中の蛙 » A disappointment » Print

  • In 1609 one daimyo invaded the kingdom of the Ryukyus with shogunal consent, appending it to the Japanese empire.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • That same year another daimyo, also with shogunal consent, led an expedition to Taiwan to explore the possibilities of setting up a trading center there, although nothing came of the attempt. 43 In 1616, a Japanese merchant-adventurer named Murayama Toan (村山東庵) sent thirteen junks to conquer Taiwan. 44 They were ambushed in a creek by headhunters and decided to give up on Taiwan and instead pillage the Chinese coast.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Even more luck for them was the shogunal edict of 1635 that forbade Japanese subjects to travel abroad.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Nihon shoki was advanced by Arai Hakuseki (1657-1725), a shogunal advisor, who rejected the metaphysical readings of these works and argued that they should be read as histories of human events.

    The Kokugaku (Native Studies) School

  • Young leaders, such as Saig Takamori (1827–77) and kubo Toshimichi (1830–78) of Satsuma, plotted to undermine the shogunal authorities.


  • A sign of economic problems to come, the bakufu (shogunal government) devalued the currency on 19 separate occasions, but did not adequately contain the growing state deficit.

    3. Japan, 1793-1914

  • These last, who were descended from the Taira, dared not assume the shogunal dignity, but they succeeded under the title of Shukken (regents) in retaining the power for a century which was the most prosperous in the history of Japan.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • During the whole of the thirteenth century, and for some time afterwards, the Hojo continued to govern the country; and it is noteworthy that these regents never assumed the title of shogun, but professed to be merely shogunal deputies.

    Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation


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