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Aegis meaning in English

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1. aegis, auspices, protection

kindly endorsement and guidance

Example Sentences:
'the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council'

2. aegis, breastplate, egis

armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of aegis
sponsorship or protection; auspices (esp in the phrase under the aegis of)
2. Greek mythology
the shield of Zeus, often represented in art as a goatskin

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see synonyms of aegis
1.  Greek Mythology
a shield borne by Zeus and, later, by his daughter Athena and occasionally by Apollo
a protection
sponsorship; auspices

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see synonyms of aegis
1. Protection: a child whose welfare is now under the aegis of the courts.
2. Sponsorship; patronage: a concert held under the aegis of the parents' association.
3. Guidance, direction, or control: "the Mamelukes, the warrior caste that ruled Egypt under the distant aegis of the Turkish sultan" (David A. Bell).
4. Greek Mythology The goatskin shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena. Athena's shield carried at its center the head of Medusa.

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