What does the word protege mean?

Usage examples for protege

  1. Marcus, who was jealous in the extreme of power, and who made every trifle a matter of party competition, was vexed at the preference given against an honest man and a friend of his own, in favour of Moriarty, a catholic; a fellow he had always disliked, and a protege of Mr. Ormond. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. If the beauty of Mrs. Leslie's protege first excited his coarser nature, her maternal tenderness, her anxious care for her little one, struck a congenial chord in the father's heart. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book X by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. Unluckily for the ex- convict's plans, some police spies have been on the track of his proceedings, and an untimely arrest of him and his protege casts them into prison. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton