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Noun: aegis  ee-jis
  1. Kindly endorsement and guidance
    "the tournament was held under the aegis of the city council";
    - auspices, protection
  2. Armour plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
    - breastplate, egis [N. Amer]

Derived forms: aegises

Type of: armor plate [US], armor plating [US], armour plate [Brit, Cdn], armour plating [Brit, Cdn], endorsement, indorsement, plate armor [US], plate armour [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: body armor [US], body armour [Brit, Cdn], cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor [US], suit of armour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Aegis