egis

noun

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

2a : protection under the aegis of the Constitution

b : controlling or conditioning (see condition entry 2 sense 5a) influence passed new laws under the aegis of national security

3a : 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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