Protector

Definition of Protector

Pro`tect´or
n.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).

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