Definitions for: Protector


[n] a person who cares for persons or property



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
(1653-1658).

Synonyms: defender, guardian, shielder

See Also: admonisher, bodyguard, champion, chaperon, chaperone, custodian, escort, fighter, fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman, foster-parent, guard, hero, keeper, law officer, lawman, monitor, paladin, patron saint, peace officer, peacekeeper, preserver, reminder, steward

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