Definition of protector in English:


Syllabification: pro·tec·tor
Pronunciation: /prəˈtektər


  • 2 (chiefly Protector) historical A person in charge of a kingdom during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the sovereign.
  • 2.1 (also Lord Protector) The title of the head of state in England during the later period of the Commonwealth between 1653 and 1659, first Oliver Cromwell (1653–58), then his son Richard (1658–59).
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    • Through his unique talents as a politician and military commander during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell rose from humble origins to become Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England.
    • In 1653 it became the home of Oliver Cromwell after he was made Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.





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  • While few can argue against the appropriateness of the U.N. protectorship over the territory, the way its representatives and personnel present themselves will be crucial to social stability.
  • In London too, fine cuisine is increasingly under the protectorship of hotels.
  • Eleanor is sentenced to banishment and Gloucester surrenders the protectorship.

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