Lord Protector

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Lord Protector

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(prəˈtɛk tər)

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]
pro•tec′tor•ship`, n.
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