|aegis [ EE-jis ]|
|[ noun ]|
|1. protection; support: under the imperial aegis |
2. Classical Mythology. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its centre the head of the Gorgon.
|USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :|
|The GATT talks, held under the aegis of the WTO, promises the world a more equitable trading regime between the developing and developed countries.|
|USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :|
|Kirsti Paakkanen, a stalwart of Finland's advertising world, was persuaded out of retirement to buy Marimekko from Amer for a song and under her aegis the company prospered, tapping new export markets.|