Meaning of aegis

ae•gis

Pronunciation: (ē'jis), [key]
— n.
  1. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its center the head of the Gorgon.
  2. protection; support: under the imperial aegis.
  3. sponsorship; auspices: a debate under the aegis of the League of Women Voters.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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