protector: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pru-tek'tur), [key]
- a person or thing that protects; defender; guardian.
- a person in charge of the kingdom during the sovereign's minority, incapacity, or absence.
- (cap.) Also calledLord Protector.the title of the head of the government during the period of the Protectorate, held by Oliver Cromwell (1653–58) and by Richard Cromwell, his son (1658–59).
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