One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron.
One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.
Prosperity is the best protector of principle. Mark Twain
I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him. Francois Rabelais
Everyone finds their own version of Charles Dickens. The child-victim, the irrepressibly ambitious young man, the reporter, the demonic worker, the tireless walker. The radical, the protector of orphans, helper of the needy, man of good works, the republican. The hater and the lover of America. The giver of parties, the magician, the traveler. Claire Tomalin
I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. Neil Armstrong
My father's a protector. My father's old-school. He's a cowboy. Paul Walker