Definition of protectory in English:

protectory

noun

  • An institution for the care and education of destitute or delinquent children.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. From classical Latin prōtect-, past participial stem of prōtegere protect + -ory, probably after refectory, reformatory, etc.

Pronunciation

protectory

/prəˈtɛkt(ə)ri/