American Protective Association
American Protective Association A*mer"i*can Pro*tect"ive As*so`ci*a"tion A secret organization in the United States, formed in Iowa in 1887, ostensibly for the protection of American institutions by keeping Roman Catholics out of public office. Abbrev. commonly to A. P .A. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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