egis

noun

less common spelling of

  1. 1 :  a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena

  2. 2a :  protection under the aegis of the Constitutionb :  controlling or conditioning (see 2condition 5a) influence passed new laws under the aegis of national security

  3. 3a :  auspices, sponsorship under the aegis of the museumb :  control or guidance especially by an individual, group, or system under the aegis of the government


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