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Meaning of PROTECTOR

Pronunciation:  pru'tektur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who cares for persons or property

PROTECTOR is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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