Noun Aegis Definition and Examples


Noun:

Aegis

Pronunciation:

/ˈiːdʒɪs/

Definition:
1.

noun

The protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization.
  1. 'It is under the aegis of this unit that co-ordination and funding of development programmes is carried out.'
  2. 'In other words, the apolitical world of globalisation can prosper only under the aegis of a political entity.'
  3. 'The exhibition was being held under the aegis of the US Consulate-General and the Indian Institute of Architects.'
  4. 'The Government gave the green light to the commissioning of a national strategy to be undertaken under the aegis of the Department of Health.'
  5. 'The plan was drawn up by the Council, established under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture.'
  6. 'Funds would be administered by a board under the aegis of the IMF.'
  7. 'That piece of evidence is the document produced under the aegis of the UN Security Council.'
  8. 'These facilities are hidden in various ways, frequently coming under the aegis of innocuous organizations.'
  9. 'The woman, if she was currently not employable, was to be supported under the aegis of the family.'
  10. 'The city rose from one man's vision, under the aegis of patient backing and supporters.'
(in classical art and mythology) an attribute of Zeus and Athene (or their Roman counterparts Jupiter and Minerva) usually represented as a goatskin shield.
  1. 'That's why he let her use his insignia: the terrible shield, the aegis and his devastating weapon, the ray.'
  2. 'Athena wears her high-crested Attic helmet, a colorful and embroidered peplos, and her aegis.'
((n.) A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A shield; a protection.)


noun

1. Classical Mythology. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its center the head of the Gorgon.

2. protection; support: under the imperial aegis.

3. sponsorship; auspices: a debate under the aegis of the League of Women Voters.


Examples:

"people/places/organizations can have aegises."
"people can have aegises."
"nations can have aegises."
"banks can have aegises."
"governments can have aegises."
"councils can have aegises."
"associations can have aegises."
"societies can have aegises."
"places can have aegises."
"departments can have aegises."
"cooperations can have aegises."
"conferences can have aegises."
"commissions can have aegises."
"things can have aegises."
"presidencies can have aegises."
"organisations can have aegises."
"offices can have aegises."
"heads can have aegises."
"developments can have aegises."
"commonwealths can have aegises."

Origin:
Early 17th century (denoting armour or a shield, especially that of a god): via Latin from Greek aigis ‘shield of Zeus’.

Similar Nouns to Aegis

List of Nouns that Start with A-Z


List of Nouns that End with A-Z


List of Nouns by Length

3 letters4 letters5 letters6 letters7 letters8 letters9 letters10 letters11 letters12 letters