noun /pɹəˈtɛktɹɪs/

Her protectress, at this, was upon her again [...]. For the rest of the conversation she was enclosed in Mrs. Wixs arms [...].

Syn: protectrix

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  • Protectress — Pro*tect ress, Protectrix Pro*tect rix, n. [NL. protectrix.] A woman who protects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protectress — [prə tek′tris] n. a female protector: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • protectress — protector ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that protects. 2) (Protector) historical a regent in charge of a kingdom during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the sovereign. DERIVATIVES protectress noun …   English terms dictionary

  • protectress — noun Date: 1570 a woman who is a protector …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protectress — /proh tek tris/, n. a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector. [1560 70; PROTECT(O)R + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • protectress — pro tec·tress || prÉ™ tektrɪs n. woman that saves from harm, female defender; female guard, woman who preserves pro tec·tor || prÉ™ tektÉ™(r) n. one who protects others, defender; guard, keeper, preserver …   English contemporary dictionary

  • protectress — pro·tec·tress …   English syllables

  • protectress — pro•tect•ress [[t]proʊˈtɛk trɪs[/t]] n. use a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector • Etymology: 1560–70 usage: See ess …   From formal English to slang

  • protectress — /prəˈtɛktrəs/ (say pruh tektruhs) noun a female who gives protection …   Australian English dictionary

  • protectress — trə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: protector + ess : a female protector …   Useful english dictionary

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