What does the word protege mean?

Usage examples for protege

  1. 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
  2. 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