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English definition of “aegis”

aegis

noun uk   /ˈiː.dʒɪs/ formal us  
under the aegis of sb/sth with the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization: The project was set up under the aegis of the university.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
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