Protective tariff
Protective Pro*tect"ive, a. [Cf. F. protectif.] Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. `` The favor of a protective Providence.'' --Feltham. [1913 Webster]

{Protective coloring} (Zo["o]l.), coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a living organism. Cf. {Mimicry}. --Wallace.

{Protective tariff} (Polit. Econ.), a tariff designed to secure protection (see {Protection}, 4.), as distinguished from a tariff designed to raise revenue. See {Tariff}, and {Protection}, 4. [1913 Webster]


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  • Protective — Pro*tect ive, a. [Cf. F. protectif.] Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. The favor of a protective Providence. Feltham. [1913 Webster] {Protective coloring} (Zo[ o]l.), coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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