defensor

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

Definition of defensor

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  defender

  2. 2a 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. 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. 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 — more at defend


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