protector

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman protectour, from Old French protector, from Latin protector, from protegere (to shield, protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • /prəˈtektə/
  • enPR: prə-tĕk'tər

Noun[edit]

protector (plural protectors)

  1. Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
  2. A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
  3. One who prevents interference.
  4. A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
    • Jon Huntsman, Jr.
      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.
  5. (UK, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  6. (Roman Catholic) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from protegere 'to shield, protect'

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

protector m (plural protectoren, diminutive protectortje n)

  1. A protector, guardian, regent etc.
  2. (rare) Title of certain orphanage governors

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prōtector m (genitive prōtectōris); third declension

  1. protector (all senses)
  2. guardian; guard

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative prōtector prōtectōrēs
genitive prōtectōris prōtectōrum
dative prōtectōrī prōtectōribus
accusative prōtectōrem prōtectōrēs
ablative prōtectōre prōtectōribus
vocative prōtector prōtectōrēs

Descendants[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

protector m (feminine protectora, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectoras) or protector m (feminine protectriz, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectrices)

  1. protective

Noun[edit]

protector m (plural protectores, feminine protectora) or protector m (feminine protectriz, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectrices)

  1. A protector

Related terms[edit]