AskDefine | Define protector

Dictionary Definition

protector n : a person who cares for persons or property [syn: defender, guardian, shielder]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /prəˈtektə/


  1. Someone who protects or guards,by assignment or on his own initiative.
  2. A mechanism which is designed to protect.
  3. One who prevents interference.
  4. A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
    I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service — not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change. –Jon Huntsman, Jr.


Related terms


someone who protects or guards
a mechanism which is designed to protect



protector ( protectora, protectriz)


protector ( protectora, protectriz)
  1. protector

Extensive Definition

wiktpar protector Protector means a person or thing that protects, and may refer to:
  • Protector (title), a title or part of various historical titles of heads of state and others in authority, especially:
    • Lord Protector, two high positions in the history of the British political system
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protector in French: Protector
protector in Japanese: プロテクター
protector in Norwegian: Protector

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