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pro·tec·tor

also pro·tect·er  (prə-tĕk′tər)
n.
1. One who protects; a guardian.
2. A device that protects; a guard.
3. Protector
a. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
b. The head of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1659.

pro·tec′tor·al adj.
pro·tec′tor·ship′ n.
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protector

(prəˈtɛktə)
n
1. a person or thing that protects
2. (Historical Terms) history a person who exercised royal authority during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the monarch
proˈtectoral adj
proˈtectress, proˈtectrix fem n

Protector

(prəˈtɛktə)
n
(Historical Terms) short for Lord Protector, the title borne by Oliver Cromwell (1653–58) and by Richard Cromwell (1658–59) as heads of state during the period known as the Protectorate
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pro•tec•tor

(prəˈtɛk tər)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protector - a person who cares for persons or propertyprotector - a person who cares for persons or property
admonisher, monitor, reminder - someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
bodyguard, escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
paladin, champion, fighter, hero - someone who fights for a cause
chaperon, chaperone - one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
custodian, keeper, steward - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
foster parent, foster-parent - a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
patron saint - a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
peacekeeper - someone who keeps peace; "she's the peacekeeper in that family"
preserver - someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
tribune - (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
watchdog - a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste; "she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"
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protector

noun
2. guard, screen, protection, shield, pad, cushion, buffer Ear protectors must be worn when operating this equipment.
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protector

noun
1. A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
2. The act or a means of defending:
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Translations
حامٍ، مُدافِع، واقٍ
ochránce
beskytterprotektor
védelmezõ
verndari
ochranca
koruyucu

protector

[prəˈtektəʳ] N
1. (= defender) → protector(a) m/f
2. (= protective wear) → protector m
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protector

[prəˈtɛktər] nprotecteur/trice m/f
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protector

n
(= defender)Beschützer(in) m(f)
(= protective wear)Schutz m
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protector

[prəˈtɛktəʳ] nprotettore/trice
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protect

(prəˈtekt) verb
to guard or defend from danger; to keep safe. She protected the children from every danger; Which type of helmet protects the head best?; He wore a fur jacket to protect himself against the cold.
proˈtected adjective
(of certain animals or birds) protected by law from being shot etc.
proˈtection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of protecting or state of being protected. He ran to his mother for protection; This type of lock gives extra protection against burglary.
2. something that protects. The trees were a good protection against the wind.
proˈtective (-tiv) adjective
giving, or intended to give, protection. protective clothing/glasses.
proˈtector noun
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protector

n protector m; hearing — protector auditivo
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It is also true, however, that if the young Edward had grown to maturity and assumed the throne, the records of previous medieval protectorships suggest that he would probably have had his uncle executed when he did.
Instead, Curties focuses the reader's attention on aspects more congenial to his own social aspirations, especially Edward III's renowned patronage of the upper classes through the numerous knighthoods, protectorships and wardships he bestows in the course of the action.