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English definition of “protector”

protector

noun [C]     /prəˈtek.tər/ US  /-tɚ/
someone who protects someone or something: Philip II considered himself the protector of the Catholic Church. She has a reputation for being an ardent protector of individuals' liberties.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues a piece of equipment that protects someone: a back and chest protectorProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
(Definition of protector noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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