protectress

protectress

[proh-tek-tris]
noun
a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector.

Origin:
1560–70; protect(o)r + -ess


See -ess.
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protector (prəˈtɛktə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that protects
2.  history a person who exercised royal authority during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the monarch
 
pro'tectoral
 
adj
 
pro'tectress
 
fem n

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