Definitions for: Protection


[n] kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
[n] payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
[n] the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
[n] the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
[n] a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
[n] defense against financial failure; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
[n] the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

To your protection I commend me, gods. --Shak.

2. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a
shield; a refuge.

Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.
--Deut. xxxii.
38.

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

He . . . gave them protections under his hand.
--Macaulay.

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.

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.

Syn: Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security;
safety.

Synonyms: aegis, auspices, protective cover, protective covering, security, shelter, trade protection, tribute

See Also: accompaniment, activity, armor, armour, assets, back, bell glass, bell jar, binder, binding, blind, bonnet, book binding, cap, care, charge, civil defense, cladding, cloche, coaster, cold frame, cover, coverage, covering, covering, cowl, cowling, crystal, dashboard, defence, defense, dust cover, endorsement, escort, escutcheon, extortion, faceplate, facing, fallboard, finger plate, guardianship, heat shield, hedge, hedging, hood, housing, immunisation, immunization, imposition, indemnity, infliction, inoculating, insulation, insurance, insurance, lining, locking, lockup, mask, momism, mulch, overlay, overlayer, overprotection, overshielding, patrol, preservation, radioprotection, ring-binder, roof, ruggedisation, ruggedization, saving, screen, scutcheon, sealing, security, self-defence, self-defense, self-protection, shade, sheath, sheathing, shelter, shield, shielding, splashboard, splasher, testudo, thumbstall, toecap, tutelage, vaccinating, washboard, watch crystal, watch glass, waterproofing

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