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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
For the world's protector shall be known. --Waller.
2. (Eng. Hist.) One having the care of the kingdom during the
king's minority; a regent.
Is it concluded he shall be protector ! --Shak.
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.
Lord Protector (Eng. Hist.), the title of Oliver Cromwell
as supreme governor of the British Commonwealth
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a person who cares for persons or property [syn:
defender, guardian, protector, shielder]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "protector":
advocate, apologist, benefactor, benefactress, bodyguard, champion,
defender, guard, guardian angel, paladin, patron, patroness,
pillar, prince regent, protectress, queen regent, regent, rock,
safekeeper, supporter, tower, tower of strength, upholder,
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