Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of protect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort

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Examples

  • This, tribunes, is what you call protecting the plebs, exposing it to be helplessly butchered by the enemy!

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • Friend said unhappy home buyers are hampered by current laws, which she characterized as protecting home builders more than they do consumers.

    azcentral.com | news

  • Which reminds me of this Slashdot piece about IDG's international legal debacles in "protecting" the "For Dummies" brand.

    Boing Boing: March 18, 2001 - March 24, 2001 Archives

  • Still, not one state supported Gerry’s motion.37 Later the delegates rejected motions to protect freedom of the press, to include a phrase protecting the people’s liberty against standing armies in time of peace, and, again, to guarantee jury trials in civil cases.

    Ratification

  • Still, not one state supported Gerry’s motion.37 Later the delegates rejected motions to protect freedom of the press, to include a phrase protecting the people’s liberty against standing armies in time of peace, and, again, to guarantee jury trials in civil cases.

    Ratification

  • Still, not one state supported Gerry’s motion.37 Later the delegates rejected motions to protect freedom of the press, to include a phrase protecting the people’s liberty against standing armies in time of peace, and, again, to guarantee jury trials in civil cases.

    Ratification

  • Does the state have a compelling interest in protecting her by imposing naming standards?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Discrimination in Child Naming Law

  • What is there national interest in protecting the Palestinians?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Going on With Turkey

  • What is there national interest in protecting the Palestinians?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Going on With Turkey

  • Certainly the state has a different, but similar role to play in protecting its legal residents from unfair competition and its businesses from getting undercut by other businesses who employ illegal workers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on the SG’s Brief in U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Candelaria

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