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Monday, August 28, 2006

Definitions for aegis

  1. Protection; support.
  2. Sponsorship; patronage.
  3. Guidance, direction, or control.

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Citations for aegis
It is this ideal of the human under the aegis of something higher which seems to me to provide the strongest counterpressure against the fragmentation and barbarization of our world. Ted J. Smith III (Editor), In Defense of Tradition: Collected Shorter Writings of Richard M. Weaver, 1929-1963
A third round of talks is scheduled to begin on May 23rd in New York under the aegis of the United Nations. , Irish Times
Origin of aegis
Aegis derives from the Greek aigis, the shield of Zeus, from aix, aig-, "a goat," many primitive shields being goatskin-covered.