Definition of Protector

1. Noun. A person who cares for persons or property.




Definition of Protector

1. n. One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron.

Definition of Protector

1. Noun. Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on his own initiative. ¹

2. Noun. A device or mechanism which is designed to protect. ¹

3. Noun. One who prevents interference. ¹

4. Noun. A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protector

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Protector

protectionist
protectionists
protections
protective
protective(p)
protective coloration
protective cover
protective covering
protective embankment
protective fold
protective garment
protective tariff
protectively
protectiveness
protectivity
protector (current term)
protectoral
protectorate
protectorates
protectorial
protectories
protectorless
protectors
protectorship
protectorships
protectory
protectour
protectress
protectresses
protects

Literary usage of Protector

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"In combination with a washboard, a protector constructed substantially as described, ... The combination, with a wash-board, of a protector and a spring, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Cardinal protector.—Since the thirteenth century it has been customary at Rome to confide to ... Such a cardinal carne to be known as a cardinal protector. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"The protector. I admire the soldiers we have just inspected, your Majesty. ... The protector. If my instinct is indiscreet, your Majesty, I can only regret ..."

4. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"No sooner was Wriothesley removed than the protector New caused the Great Seal to be affixed to letters patent, formally protector. setting aside the King's ..."

5. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"A new Council was appointed, from which Wriothesley was excluded, with power to the protector to add to their number, and to select from the whole body such ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In the general feeling of discontent he had little difficulty in uniting various sections in an attack on the protector. The public at large were put in ..."

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