defensor

noun de·fen·sor \ də̇ˈfen(t)sər , dēˈ- , -nˌsȯ(ə)r \

Definition of defensor

plural -s
1 obsolete :defender
2 a Roman law :one who voluntarily undertook the defense of a case and gave security to satisfy the judgment
b :an advocate conducting the defense of a case in court
3
[Late Latin, from Latin]
:an advocate in the later Roman Empire:
a :a municipal officer appointed to protect the people from oppression
b :a layperson or member of the clergy appointed to defend the rights and property of the church
4
[Late Latin, from Latin]
:the patron of a church :an officer having charge of the temporal affairs of a church

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Origin and Etymology of defensor

Middle English defensour, from Latin defensor, from defensus (past participle of defendere to defend) + -or


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