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bastionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbæs.ti.ən/  us   /ˈbæs.ti.ən/
something that ​keeps or ​defends a ​belief or a way of ​life that is ​disappearing or ​threatened: British ​publicschools are ​regarded as one of the last bastions ofupper-classprivilege.
a ​part of the ​wall of a ​castle that ​sticks out from it in ​order to ​protect it
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