from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of protecting.
- noun The condition of being protected.
- noun One that protects.
- noun A pass guaranteeing safe-conduct to travelers.
- noun Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
- noun Payment collected by racketeers from businesses or illegal enterprises under threat of violence.
- noun Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; defense; shelter or preservation from loss, injury, or any form of harm or evil: as, the protection of good laws; divine protection.
- noun That which protects or shields from harm; something that preserves from injury: as, camphor serves as a protection against moths.
- noun A writing that guarantees protection; a passport, safe-conduct, or other writing which secures the bearer from molestation; especially, a certificate of nationality issued by the customs authorities of the United States to seamen who are American citizens.
- noun In political economics, the theory, doctrine, or system of fostering or developing the industries of a country by means of imposts on products of the industries imported into that country; the discouragement of foreign competition with the industries of a country by imposing import duties, granting monopolies of commerce, etc.
- noun A writ issued to a person required to attend court as witness, juror, etc., to secure him from arrest for a certain time. Synonyms Guard, refuge, security.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter.
- noun That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
- noun A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
- noun (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
- noun (Law), [Eng.] 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
- noun The state of being safe.
- noun A
- noun insurance
- noun Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.
- noun economics Restrictions on foreign competitors that limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.
- noun computing An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file.)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the activity of protecting someone or something
- noun the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
- noun the condition of being protected
- noun kindly endorsement and guidance
- noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
- noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
- noun payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
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Strangers are astonished; but people who know something about the mental attitude of wild animals under protection know that it is the natural and inevitable result of _real protection_.
Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation William Temple Hornaday 1895
He has abdicated government He has abdicated government here, _withdrawing his here _by declaring us out governors and declaring us of his protection and waging out of his allegiance and war against us_. protection_.
The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5) Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States John Marshall 1795
I then rose from my knees, and placed myself under the protection of St. Magdalen and St. Peter by these words: "_Je me mets sous vôtre protection_" -- (I place myself under your protection;) and added, "_Sainte Marie, mère du bon pasteur, prie pour moi_" -- (Holy
Awful Disclosures Containing, Also, Many Incidents Never before Published Maria Monk 1832
No police protection ,no fire protection( (that's job cuts people) ,will that wake them up? maxfax: How many years of tax cuts and virtually no job creation does shoegirl 1 minute ago (11:53 AM) No public schools, no libraries.
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Baron Charnace had inserted in the draft of the treaty the term protection as between France and Gustavus Adolphus.
A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 5 1830
Seniority rights are something all Americans should also share, after all, what other protection is there from discrimination?
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An internally installed hard drive without password protection is more like the seat or the spare tire.
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All we ask in exchange for our protection is a small tax.
By way of contrast, many people believe our long term protection is not in bliateral protection but with many countries that include the Americans.
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While their numbers are few, the rebels have a secret weapon: under their protection is a pregnant immigrant by the name of Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), perhaps the only human female on the planet to have conceived in 18 years.
Children of Men 2007
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