The supreme generalissimo of feudal Japan.
The administration of a shogun.
A title originally conferred by the Mikado on the military governor of the eastern provinces of Japan. By gradual usurpation of power the Shoguns (known to foreigners as Tycoons) became finally the virtual rulers of Japan. The title was abolished in 1867.
The office or dignity of a Shogun.
a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Shogun (将軍, shōgun, Japanese: [ɕoːɡɯɴ] (listen); English: SHOH-gun) was the title of the military dictators of Japan during most of the period spanning from 1185 to 1868. Nominally appointed by the Emperor, shoguns were usually the de facto rulers of the country, though during part of the Kamakura period shoguns were themselves figureheads.