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palace guard

the security force protecting a palace.
a group of trusted advisers who often control access to a sovereign, president, or other chief executive.
Origin of palace guard
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for palace guard
Contemporary Examples
  • His books include The American Dream, Deadlines and Datelines, The Camera Never Blinks, and The palace guard.

    Where's The Outrage? Dan Rather February 12, 2009
Historical Examples
  • At night the palace guard was smaller, and could be watched.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The officer in charge of this patrol knew all that—as did most of the palace guard.

    The Return of Tharn Howard Carleton Browne
  • Behind him was Cinto, followed by a detachment of the palace guard.

  • Then I asked that the captain of the palace guard be sent for, and in a few moments Jean Morét was placed in his care.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • On our left were two or three superior military officers of the palace guard, distinguishable only by their diamond ear-jewels.

  • The palace guard was strongly re-enforced and every precaution was taken to insure the monarchs safety.

  • The palace guard lost no time in providing for their own safety, by separating and mingling with the people.

  • A grenadier of the palace guard jumped to attention and presented arms.

    The Ten-foot Chain Achmed Abdullah
  • It is true that we were commanded by our master to keep his palace guard within the city walls, and these must stay.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

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