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prōtector , ōris, m. id..
I. In gen., a coverer; trop., a protector (post-class.): “legum protectores,Tert. Apol. 6; Vulg. Psa. 17, 3.—
II. In partic., one of the lifeguard or body - guard (post - class.): “inter protectores suos,Spart. Carac. 7; Amm. 14, 7, 9; Cod. Th. 6, 24; Inscr. Grut. 1028, 2 al.
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