Aegis


Aegis [ EE-jis ]
[ noun ]
MEANING :
1 : a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena

2 a : protection (under the aegis of the Constitution)
   b : controlling or conditioning influence (passed new laws under the aegis of national security)

3 a : auspices, sponsorship (under the aegis of the museum)
   b : control or guidance especially by an individual, group, or system (under the aegis of the government)

USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Having no claim to the land under the aegis of the law, the cattle baron decided to claim it by force.

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