egis

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Less common spelling of

1 : a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena
2 a : protection
  • under the aegis of the Constitution
b : controlling or conditioning (see 2condition 5a) influence
  • passed new laws under the aegis of national security
3 a : auspices, sponsorship
  • under the aegis of the museum
b : control or guidance especially by an individual, group, or system
  • under the aegis of the government

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