Protection
Protection Pro*tec"tion, n. [L. protectio: cf. F. protection.] 1. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection. [1913 Webster]

To your protection I commend me, gods. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge. [1913 Webster]

Let them rise up . . . and be your protection. --Deut. xxxii. 38. [1913 Webster]

3. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport. [1913 Webster]

He . . . gave them protections under his hand. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. (Polit. Econ.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to {free trade}. [1913 Webster]

{Writ of protection}. (Law) (a) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; -- now disused. [Eng.] --Blackstone. (b) A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security; safety. [1913 Webster]


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  • protection — Protection. s. f. v. Action de proteger. La protection de Dieu. la protection du Ciel. Loüis XIII. a mis la France sous la protection particuliere de la Vierge. c est une puissante protection que la sienne. prendre la protection des opprimez.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • protection — Protection, f. acut. Emparement, Defense, Tutela, Il vient de Protegere. Demeurer en la protection et sauvegarde du peuple Romain, In fide populi Romani manere. N estre sous l obeissance et protection de personne, In nullius fide esse. Recevoir… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • protection — pro·tec·tion n 1: the act of protecting: the state of being protected entitled to constitutional protection 2 a: one that protects b: supervision or support of one having less power protection of endangered species 3: the freeing of the producers …   Law dictionary

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