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April 9, 2024

Word of the Day: Aegis

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Word of the Day
: April 9, 2024

\EE-jus\ noun

What It Means

Aegis is a formal word that refers to the power to protect, control, or support something or someone. It is often used in the phrase under the aegis of.

// The issue will be decided under the aegis of an international organization.

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