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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: 'shield of Jupiter, made of goatskin', from Greek aigis 'shield of Zeus', perhaps from aix 'goat'

aegis

noun
     
aeā€§gis formal

under the aegis of somebody/something

with the protection or support of a person or organization:
a refugee camp operating under the aegis of the UN

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