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 for protector
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.
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              For the world's protector shall be known. --Waller.
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     2. (Eng. Hist.) One having the care of the kingdom during the
        king's minority; a regent.
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              Is it concluded he shall be protector ! --Shak.
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     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.
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     Lord Protector (Eng. Hist.), the title of Oliver Cromwell
        as supreme governor of the British Commonwealth
        (1653-1658).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  protector
      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,
     vindicator
  
  

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