Tokugawa definition by Webster's New World
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name of a Japanese noble family that held the shogunate and exercised control over Japan and its emperors (1603-1867)
Tokugawa definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to a family of shoguns that ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867, a period marked by centralized feudalism, the growth of urban centers, exclusionary policies against the West, and a rise in literacy.