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protector


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Protector  \Pro*tect"or\,  n.  [L.:  cf  F.  protecteur.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  defends  or  shields  from  injury, 
  evil,  oppression,  etc.;  a  defender;  a  guardian;  a  patron. 
 
  For  the  world's  protector  shall  be  known  --Waller. 
 
  2.  (Eng.  Hist.)  One  having  the  care  of  the  kingdom  during  the 
  king's  minority;  a  regent. 
 
  Is  it  concluded  he  shall  be  protector  !  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  cardinal,  from  one  of  the  more  considerable 
  Roman  Catholic  nations,  who  looks  after  the  interests  of 
  his  people  at  Rome;  also  a  cardinal  who  has  the  same 
  relation  to  a  college,  religious  order  etc 
 
  {Lord  Protector}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  title  of  Oliver  Cromwell 
  as  supreme  governor  of  the  British  Commonwealth 
  (1653-1658). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  protector 
  n  :  a  person  who  cares  for  persons  or  property  [syn:  {defender}, 
  {guardian}] 




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