pro·​tec·​tor·​al prə-ˈtek-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce protectoral (audio)
: of or relating to a protector or protectorate

Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of protectoral was in 1657

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Cite this Entry

“Protectoral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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