Protector meaning

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Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
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A device that protects equipment and facilities from abnormally high voltage or current surges or spikes such as those caused by lightening strikes. The original carbon-based protectors have been obsoleted by gas-tube protectors and semiconductor resistor-based protectors. Good electrical protection requires good electrical grounding, and is essential in high-lightening areas. Synonymous with surge protector.
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A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
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One who prevents interference.
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A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.

I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service "” not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

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A device that protects; a guard.
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A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender.
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One who protects; a guardian.
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Origin of protector

  • From Latin, from protegere 'to shield, protect'

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