Variant of protector
- a person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
- Eng. History
- a person ruling a kingdom during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the sovereign
- the title held by Oliver Cromwell (1653-58) and his son Richard (1658-59), during the British Protectoratein full Lord Protector
Origin: Middle English protectour from Middle French from Late Latin protector
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