Aegis (noun)

  1. Protection, sponsorship, or support.
  2. The shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena bearing the Gorgon's head that was supposed to have the power of turning to stone those who looked upon it.
  3. An organization or agency that provides sponsorship or protection.

Origin:

Late latin, from greek, shield, protection, from aigos, from aix (genitive aigos) goat.

Examples:

  1. The company operates under the aegis of the government.
  2. The university is under the aegis of the state.
  3. The project is under the aegis of the ministry.
  4. The organization operates under the aegis of the United Nations.
  5. The school operates under the aegis of the church.
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