Definition of protectorship in US English:

protectorship

noun

  • See protector

    • ‘Eleanor is sentenced to banishment and Gloucester surrenders the protectorship.’
    • ‘While few can argue against the appropriateness of the U.N. protectorship over the territory, the way its representatives and personnel present themselves will be crucial to social stability.’
    • ‘In London too, fine cuisine is increasingly under the protectorship of hotels.’

Pronunciation

protectorship

/prəˈtektərˌSHip//prəˈtɛktərˌʃɪp/