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A country or colony that is under the "protection" of a mother country, or being "guarded" from other countries. All of that country's foreign policy is directed by the "protecting" country. This "protecting" country is free to issue mandates to the "protected" area.

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... the more specific uses of the term, the most common include: 1. A supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War. 2. In the UK, a ...

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