variants: also egis

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1 means or method of defending
  • having no claim to the land under the aegis of the law, the cattle baron decided to claim it by force

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2 the financial support and general guidance for an undertaking
  • a medical study that was questioned by many because it was done under the aegis of a major pharmaceutical company

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The first known use of aegis was in the 15th century

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“Aegis.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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