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protector

noun pro·tec·tor \prə-ˈtek-tər\

: a person or thing that protects someone or something

Full Definition of PROTECTOR

1
a :  one that protects :  guardian
b :  a device used to prevent injury :  guard
2
a :  one having the care of a kingdom during the king's minority :  regent
b :  the executive head of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1659 —called also Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
pro·tec·tor·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of PROTECTOR

  1. She sees her older brother as her protector.
  2. a protector of free speech

First Known Use of PROTECTOR

14th century

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