Word of the Day – Aegis means…

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Today’s word is aegis /ˈiːdʒɪs/

When something is done under the aegis of someone or an organization it is done with their official support, protection or backing.

For example
The negotiations were conducted under the aegis of the UN.
Under the aegis of the Vice chancellor, the bursar declared the University Games open.

Other words that can be used in its stead are: auspices backing, protection, shelter, umbrella, charge, keeping, care, supervision, guidance, guardianship, trusteeship, support, agency, safeguarding, defence, championship, aid, assistance, guaranty.

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