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Definitions of protection

  1. kindly endorsement and guidance; " the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
  2. the condition of being protected; " they were huddled together for protection"; " he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
  3. the activity of protecting someone or something; " the witnesses demanded police protection"
  4. 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"
  5. a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; " they had no protection from the fallout"; " wax provided protection for the floors"
  6. defense against financial failure; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  7. defense against financial failure; financial independence; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  8. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
  9. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
  10. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe- conduct; a passport.
  11. 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.
  12. The act of keeping, or state of being kept, in safety; that which keeps safe; defense; shelter; a passport; encouragement of home industry by duties on imported goods, etc.: opposite to free trade.
  13. Act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: guard: refuge: security: passport.
  14. The act of protecting; a protected condition; that which protects; a system of duties designed to favor home industries.
  15. The act of protecting; the state of being protected; that which protects; defence; a writing that protects; a passport; exemption, as from arrest; the presumed encouragement to home industry specially by imposing a duty upon the imported products of foreign nations.
  16. The act of preserving from evil or injury; shelter; refuge; a passport or other writing given by authority, which exempts or secures from molestation; advantage or favour given to any branch of industry by a government.
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Usage examples for protection

  1. She felt that she had to take poor Herr Rupius under her protection. – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  2. At the same time, it seemed evident that Ellen would be safer under the protection of two grown- up men, than of lads like Arthur and I. It was necessary, however, to wait to arrange provisions for our expedition, and obtain also the advice of Maono on the subject. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. " But I was growing up now, and I was able to give some protection to my mother. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  4. " I ask protection, your Majesty," murmured the desperate Sobieski. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  5. Protection against Wild Animals. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  6. A tender for which I need your excellency's protection. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  7. They were all unoccupied because the inhabitants had been moved closer to the center of town for protection. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  8. But it was only to give Louka protection. – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  9. Maria rose from her knees and stepped toward him, her arms held out as if to offer him protection. – Lola by Owen Davis
  10. The strength of these defences was our only protection. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  11. He has promised me protection in the name of the king, and I feel that I shall now have need of it." – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. He said they were to be a protection against the fevers. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  13. The protection was needed then. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  14. Then turning to Pizarro, as a last request, he implored him to take compassion on his young children, and receive them under his protection. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  15. " Your protection," I said. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
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