Definitions of protest

  1. To affirm with solemnity; to aver; to make a solemn declaration against some public measure.
  2. To make a solemn declaration of; assert; to declare formally to be insufficiently provided for by deposit or payment: said of a note, check, or bill of exchange.
  3. To make a solemn declaration of: to note, as a bill of exchange, from non- acceptance or non- payment.
  4. To assert earnestly; declare solemnly; formally declare the non - payment of.
  5. To make a solemn declaration against something; remonstrate.
  6. To bear witness before others: to declare openly: to give a solemn declaration of opinion.
  7. To affirm solemnly; to note the non- payment or non- acceptance of, as a bill.
  8. utter words of protest
  9. affirm or avow formally or solemnly; " The suspect protested his innocence"
  10. To enter a protest; make a solemn asseveration or objection.
  11. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to prove. To protest a bill of exchange, to make a formal declaration against the drawer on account of non- payment.
  12. To make or enter a solemn declaration expressive of opposition; to make a solemn declaration of a fact or opinion; to mark or note, through a notary public, a bill of exchange for non- payment or non- acceptance.
  13. the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval; " he shouted his protests at the umpire"; " a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall"
  14. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.
  15. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
  16. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
  17. A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of lords in Parliament.
  18. A solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the nonpayment of the note, as the case may be.
  19. A declaration made by the master of a vessel before a notary, consul, or other authorized officer, upon his arrival in port after a disaster, stating the particulars of it, and showing that any damage or loss sustained was not owing to the fault of the vessel, her officers or crew, but to the perils of the sea, etc., ads the case may be, and protesting against them.
  20. A declaration made by a party, before or while paying a tax, duty, or the like, demanded of him, which he deems illegal, denying the justice of the demand, and asserting his rights and claims, in order to show that the payment was not voluntary.
  21. A solemn declaration of opinion against something; a formal declaration by the holder of a note of its nonpayment or nonacceptance by the drawer.
  22. Protester.
  23. A solemn or formal protesting or declaration, esp. one in writing by the minority of a body, expressing dissent: the attestation by a notary- public of an unpaid or unaccepted bill.
  24. Formal act of protesting. esp. Dissent; attestation by a notary.
  25. The act of protesting; solemn or formal objection; declaration of non - payment, as of a note.
  26. A solemn declaration of opinion, usually in writing, commonly against some public act; a formal declaration made by a notary public of the non- payment of a bill.
  27. A solemn or formal declaration of opinion against some act or resolution; the written paper containing reasons of dissent from a motion or resolution; in a bill of exchange, a declaration against, for non- acceptance or non- payment.