Lord Protector

Lord Protector
Protector Pro*tect"or, n. [L.: cf. F. protecteur.] 1. One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron. [1913 Webster]

For the world's protector shall be known. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eng. Hist.) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent. [1913 Webster]

Is it concluded he shall be protector ! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (R. C. Ch.) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Lord Protector} (Eng. Hist.), the title of Oliver Cromwell as supreme governor of the British Commonwealth (1653-1658). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lord Protector — Lord Protecteur En Angleterre, Lord Protecteur est un titre qui désignait le « chef du gouvernement ». De fait, le titre a connu deux significations différentes à deux moments différents. Le Protecteur du Roi Il désigna d abord la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lord Protector — Der englische Titel Lordprotektor (engl.: Lord Protector), ursprünglich auf Regenten angewandt, bezeichnete während der kurzen republikanischen Phase der britischen Geschichte das Staatsoberhaupt des Commonwealth von England, Schottland und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lord Protector — protector (def. 2b). * * * …   Universalium

  • Lord Protector — Lord Pro|tect|or the title used by Oliver Cromwell and later by his son Richard Cromwell when they were in charge of the government of Britain at the time when it was a ↑republic (1649 59) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lord Protector — /lɔd prəˈtɛktə/ (say lawd pruh tektuh) noun → Protector …   Australian English dictionary

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