• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Defensor (Law) A defender or an advocate in court; a guardian or protector.
    • Defensor A defender.
    • Defensor (Eccl) The patron of a church; an officer having charge of the temporal affairs of a church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n defensor One who defends. Hence— In Roman law, a local magistrate of minor jurisdiction charged with the duty, among others, of appointing curators or guardians for infants having inconsiderable estates. The name has also been applied to one who volunteered to represent in defense an absentee or incapable person.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Defenser


In literature:

Regis IACOBI Angliae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Fidei Defensor.
"Discovery of Witches" by Thomas Potts
It would be interesting to know what decided the question whether a city should have a Defensor or a Curator.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
FIDEI DEFENSOR (L.), defender of the faith.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various

In news:

Karen Bailey-Bowman/El Defensor Chieftain: Curious alpacas crowd close.
Karen Bailey-Bowman/El Defensor Chieftain Mason Greenwood, Enterprise for Progress 4-H member, sets up his champion Maine-Anjou steer for bidders at the auction Saturday.
"We're excited to have Ether on board," said El Defensor Chieftain Editor Gerald Garner Jr "He brings a strong nose for news and passion to the position — something that will benefit El Defensor Chieftain 's readers.
Chicago Fire forward Federico Puppo has been loaned to Defensor Sporting Club in Uruguay, the Fire announced on Tuesday.
Miriam Defensor -Santiago, a senator and veteran lawmaker in the Philippines.
El Defensor Chieftain's own Rebecca Apodaca was recently named the winner of a logo design competition held by Socorro's San Miguel Mission to celebrate its 400th anniversary.
Miriam Defensor-Santiago, a senator and veteran lawmaker in the Philippines.
Lindsey Padilla/El Defensor Chieftain Penny Lommen, president of the friends of the library, looks at one of the books that will be on sale at the October fundraiser for the library held in Finely gym on Oct 12 and 13.
El Defensor Chieftain Reporter
Photo by Jonathan Miller/El Defensor Chieftain: Damian Baca rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries on Oct 20 against Centennial.
Miriam Defensor- Santiago , a senator and veteran lawmaker in the Philippines.
Lindsey Padilla/El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro High School students taking the auto tech course learn about brakes, axles, electronics, electricity and more.
Photo by Jonathan Miller/El Defensor Chieftain: Ashley Pyke attempts a kill over Hot Spring's Marissa Aguirre and Maria Chavez on Thursday evening.