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Definitions of protection

  1. kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. defense against financial failure; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: guard: refuge: security: passport. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The act of protecting; a protected condition; that which protects; a system of duties designed to favor home industries. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. In English law. A writ by which the king might by a special prerogative, privilege a defendant from all personal and many real suits for one year at a time, and no longer, in respect of his being engaged in his service out of the realm. 3 Bl. Comm. 289. In former times the name “protection” was also given to a certificate given to a sailor to show that he was exempt from impressment into the royal navy. In mercantile law. The name of a document generally given by notaries public to sailors and other persons going abroad, in which it is certified that the bearer therein named is a citizen of the United States. In public commercial law. A system by which a government imposes customs duties upon commodities of foreign origin or manufacture when imported into the country, with the purpose and effect of stimulating and developing the home production of the same or equivalent articles, by discouraging the importation of foreign goods, or by raising the price of foreign commodities to a point at which the home producers can successfully compete with them. thelawdictionary.org
  19. Protecting, defence, as is safe under your p., affords p. against weather; patronage, as book was indebted to your kind p.; protecting person or thing, as man, dog, is a great p. against burglars; safe-conduct; (United States) certificate of American citizenship issued to seaman; (Pol. Econ.) system of protecting home industries, whence protectionism (3), protectionist (2), nn. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. The American Government has maintained the policy of protection during all its history, except during the years from the establishment of the Walker tariff of 1846 to that of the Morrill tariff of 1861. The first tariff, that of 1789, was one in which, though the amount of protection was moderate, the principle of protection was distinctly recognized. From 1824 to 1846 tariffs were arranged in accordance with the American system, i.e., the combination of protection with the policy of internal improvements at national expense. (See art. Tariff.) Dictionary of United States history
  21. n. Act of protecting; defence ; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance ; -state of being protected ; - preservation ; guard; shelter ;-that which protects or preserves from injury ;-a writing that protects ; safe-conduct ; passport-exemption from arrest for debt, &c., conceded to foreign ambassadors, members of parliament, &c.; -exemption from arrest or legal process granted to witnesses in certain cases where their evidence might criminate themselves ;- in political economy, an artificial advantage conceded to articles of home produce and manufacture by prohibition of, or excessive duties levied on, articles of foreign produce or manufacture. Cabinet Dictionary

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