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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