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protector

History a person who exercised royal authority during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the monarch

protector

[prə′tek·tər]
(electricity)
Device to protect equipment or personnel from high voltages or currents.
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And the protector of the people is like him; having a mob entirely at his disposal, he is not restrained from shedding the blood of kinsmen; by the favourite method of false accusation he brings them into court and murders them, making the life of man to disappear, and with unholy tongue and lips tasting the blood of his fellow citizen; some he kills and others he banishes, at the same time hinting at the abolition of debts and partition of lands: and after this, what will be his destiny?
And he, the protector of whom we spoke, is to be seen, not `larding the plain' with his bulk, but himself the overthrower of many, standing up in the chariot of State with the reins in his hand, no longer protector, but tyrant absolute.
Whether she would find a protector in him she could not tell; but Mr.
"What good are marigold wreaths when one is on the rubbish- heap?" said the Jackal, hunting for fleas, but keeping one wary eye on his Protector of the Poor.
"Once I heard that even the Protector of the Poor made a mistake," said the Jackal viciously.
The Protector of the Poor has condescended to inform me, his slave, that once in his life he has been wounded by a woman.
And afterward what, if it be permitted to ask, did the Protector of the Poor do?"
"And would it be indiscreet to ask you the name of this powerful protector?"
"Monsieur!" cried Madame de Saint-Remy, with an explosion of hilarity, "monsieur is your protector! Is the man whose credit is so powerful, and whose promises are as good as deeds, Monsieur Malicorne?"
He has told me that you think him your protector, and he has played upon this to win your confidence that it might be easier to carry you north and sell you into some black sultan's harem.
Jane Clayton could not know how much of Mohammed Beyd's indictment might be true, or how much false; but at least it had the effect of dampening her hopes and causing her to review with suspicion every past act of the man upon whom she had been looking as her sole protector in the midst of a world of enemies and dangers.
All this I saw myself, and could not forbear endeavouring to convince our protector how much he was imposed upon: he was not long before he was satisfied that he had been too credulous, for all those that had so industriously searched after this imaginary wealth, within five hours left the work in despair, and I continued almost alone with the prince.