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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (safety)
a. protection
Mi mejor amiga falleció y ahora sus hijos están bajo mi amparo.My best friend passed away and now her children are under my protection.
2. (cover)
a. refuge
El portón sirvió como amparo de la lluvia.The gate served as a refuge from the rain.
b. shelter
Los alpinistas encontraron amparo de la nevada en una cueva.The mountaineers sought shelter from the snowfall in a cave.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. protection
al amparo dewith the help of
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1 (protección)
buscó amparo en la familia he sought refuge in his family; mis nietos son mi único amparo my grandchildren are all I have; al amparo de la ley under the protection of the law; actuaron al amparo de la oscuridad they acted under cover of darkness; viven al amparo de las donaciones de caridad they live on o off charitable donations
2 (refugio) shelter; refuge
la cabaña da amparo contra la nieve the hut provides shelter from the snow; the hut gives refuge from the snow; dio amparo a los terroristas she sheltered the terrorists
3 (Jur)
recurso de amparo appeal on the grounds of unconstitutionality
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