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Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person or thing that protects; defender; guardian.
2. (cap.) Also called Lord Protector. the title of the head of the government during the British Protectorate, held by Oliver Cromwell (1653–58) and by Richard Cromwell (1658–59).
[1325–75; Middle English protectour (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
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