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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. payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; " every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
  4. the activity of protecting someone or something; " the witnesses demanded police protection"
  5. 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"
  6. a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; " they had no protection from the fallout"; " wax provided protection for the floors"
  7. defense against financial failure; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  8. 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"
  9. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
  10. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
  11. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe- conduct; a passport.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: guard: refuge: security: passport.
  15. The act of protecting; a protected condition; that which protects; a system of duties designed to favor home industries.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. 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
  2. A tender for which I need your excellency's protection – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  3. 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
  4. I behold the maids This way once more in safe protection brought. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  5. The trees would give the men a certain protection from the rain. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  6. Protection against Wild Animals. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  7. She moved away and stood behind the table, as though that gave her protection – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  8. " Your protection I said. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  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. But it was only to give Louka protection – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  11. Political maxims showed how, through common desire and common action, steps could be taken by the individual and by the whole of society for the protection of all. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  12. The strength of these defences was our only protection – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  13. 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
  14. He said they were to be a protection against the fevers. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  15. " 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
  16. " I ask protection your Majesty," murmured the desperate Sobieski. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  17. She felt that she had to take poor Herr Rupius under her protection – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  18. 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
  19. The protection was needed then. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
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