a person or group of persons employed to guard an individual, as a high official, from bodily harm.
a retinue; escort.
to provide with or act as a bodyguard.
Contemporary Examples

Kirk Cameron of ‘Growing Pains’ Says He’s Not Homophobic, Explains Christian Beliefs Ramin Setoodeh March 19, 2012
The Political Husbands of 2010 Sandra McElwaine September 7, 2010
Nicole Kidman Bulldozed by Paparazzi on Bike During NYFW; Marc Jacobs Apologizes for Neo-Nazi T-Shirt The Fashion Beast Team September 12, 2013
U.S. Must Show It Respects Quran and Its Importance to Afghans Jere Van Dyk February 27, 2012
Speed Read: 8 Revelations From Kurt Eichenwald’s ‘500 Days’ The Daily Beast September 9, 2012

Historical Examples

Agnes Strickland’s Queens of England, Vol. II. (of III) Rosalie Kaufman
The Blonde Lady Maurice Leblanc
Robin Hood Paul Creswick
A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
A Son of the Immortals Louis Tracy

a person or group of people who escort and protect someone, esp a political figure


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