Definition of protector in English:


Line breaks: pro|tect¦or
Pronunciation: /prəˈtɛktə


  • 2 (usually Protector) historical A regent in charge of a kingdom during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the sovereign: the King’s uncle became Protector
  • 2.1 (also Lord Protector of the Commonwealth) The title of the head of state in England during the later period of the Commonwealth between 1653 and 1659, first Oliver Cromwell (1653-8), then his son Richard (1658-9).
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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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