Definitions of protection

  1. kindly endorsement and guidance; " the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
  2. 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"
  3. defense against financial failure; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  4. 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"
  5. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
  6. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
  7. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe- conduct; a passport.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: guard: refuge: security: passport.
  11. The act of protecting; a protected condition; that which protects; a system of duties designed to favor home industries.
  12. 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.
  13. 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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