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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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(5) Seymour's power grew after Henry's death, but his circumstances changed drastically when he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London following suspicion about the nature of his relationship with Princess Elizabeth and his alleged plot to gain the Lord Protectorship for himself, usurping it from his brother, Edward.
(164) Corresponding to the multiple forms of treaties in the 18th century noted in the previous sections, treaties thus defined the degree of jurisdiction or protectorship the British colony acquired over the Indian nation, or determined whether the nation maintained its political independence within or outside of the colony's boundaries.
However, the deep politicization of the partisan lines and the phenomenon of political protectorship limited the influence of progress, reads the report of Nils Muiz nieks, as Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
La congregazione filippina di Como e la musica," Francesco Bustaffa recreates the Como oratory, which came under the protectorship of Cardinal Renedetto Odescalchi, the soon-to-be Pope Innocent XI.
So we find John Griffith composing a Song Made on the Ransacking the Country in the Time of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorship, while Huw Morys left his allegory behind to pass judgement on Cromwell and his fanatical "traitors" in impassioned poems which likened the Protector to King Herod.