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  1. fight back, also metaphorically; "His body protested against the harsh training" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a formal and solemn declaration of objection; "they finished the game under protest to the league president"; "the senator rose to register his protest"; "the many protestations did not stay the execution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. utter words of protest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To make a solemn declaration against something; remonstrate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A solemn declaration of opinion against something; a formal declaration by the holder of a note of its nonpayment or nonacceptance by the drawer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Protester. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To bear witness before others: to declare openly: to give a solemn declaration of opinion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To make a solemn declaration of: to note, as a bill of exchange, from non-acceptance or non-payment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Formal act of protesting. esp. Dissent; attestation by a notary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To affirm solemnly; to note the non-payment or non-acceptance of, as a bill. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To assert earnestly; declare solemnly; formally declare the non - payment of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To enter a protest; make a solemn asseveration or objection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The act of protesting; solemn or formal objection; declaration of non - payment, as of a note. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To affirm with solemnity; to aver; to make a solemn declaration against some public measure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. 1. A formal declaration made by a person interested or concerned in some act about to be done, or already performed, and in relation thereto, whereby he expresses his dissent or disapproval, or affirms the act to be done against his will or convictions, the object being generally to save some right which would be lost to him if his implied assent could be made out, or to exonerate himself from some responsibility which would attach to him unless he expressly negatived his assent to or voluntary participation in the act. 2. A notarial act, being a formal statement in writing made by a notary under his seal of office, at tlie request of the holder of a bill or note, in which such bill or note is described, and it is declared that the same was on a certain day presented for payment, (or acceptance, as the case may be,) and that such payment or acceptance was refused, and stating the reasons, if any, given for such refusal, whereupon the notary protests against all parties to such instrument, and declares that they will be held responsible for all loss or damage arising from its dishonor. See Annville Nat. Rank v. Kettering, 100 Pa. 531, 51 Am. Rep. 530; Ayrault v. Pacific Rank, 47 N. Y. 575, 7 Am. Rep. 489. A formal notarial certificate attesting the dishonor of a bill of exchange or promissory note. Benj. Clialm. Bills & N. art. 170. A solemn declaration written by the notary, under a fair copy of the bill, stating that the payment or acceptance has been demanded and refused, the reason, if any. assigned, and that the bill is therefore protested. Dennistoun v. Stewart. 17 IIow. 007, 15 L. Ed. 228. “Protest,” in a technical sense, means only the formal declaration drawn up and signed by the notary; yet, as used by commercial men, the word includes all the steps necessary to charge an indorser. Townsend v. Lorain Bank, 2 Ohio St. 345. 3. A formal declaration made by a minority (or by certain individuals) in a legislative body that they dissent from some act or resolution of the body, usually adding the grounds of their dissent. The term, in this sense, seems to be particularly appropriate to such a proceeding in the English house of lords. See Auditor General v. Board of Sup’rs, 89 Mich. 552, 51 N. W. 483. 4. The name “protest” is also given to the formal statement, usually in writing, made by a person who is called upon by public authority to pay a sum of money, in which he declares that he does not concede the legality or justice of the claim or his duty to pay it, or that he disputes the amount demanded; the object being to save his right to recover or reclaim the amount, which right would be lost by his acquiescence. Thus, taxes may be paid under “protest.” See Meyer v. Clark, 2 Daly (N. Y.) 509. 5. “Protest” is also the name of a paper served on a collector of customs by an importer of merchandise, stating that he believes the sum charged as duty to be excessive, and that, although he pays such sum for the purpose of getting his goods out of the custom-house, he reserves the right to bring an action against the collector to recover the excess. 6. In maritime law, a protest is a written statement by the master of a vessel, attested by a proper judicial officer or a notary, to the effect that damage suffered by the ship on her voyage was caused by storms or other perils of the sea. without any negligence or misconduct on his own part. Marsh. Ins. 715. And see Cudworth v. South Carolina Ins. Co., 4 Rich. Law (S. C.) 410, 55 Am. Dec. 092. thelawdictionary.org
  34. pr[=o]-test', v.i. to bear witness before others: to declare openly: to give a solemn declaration of opinion (against).--v.t. to make a solemn declaration of: to note, as a bill of exchange, on account of non-acceptance or non-payment: (rare) to call as a witness: (obs.) to publish, make known: (Shak.) to vow.--n. PR[=O]'TEST, a solemn or formal declaration, esp. in writing, expressing dissent: the noting by a notary-public of an unpaid or unaccepted bill: a written declaration, usually by the master of a ship, stating the circumstances attending loss or injury of ship or cargo, &c.--adj. PROT'ESTANT, protesting: pertaining to the faith of those who protest against the errors of the Church of Rome.--n. one of those who, in 1529, protested against an edict of Charles V. and the Diet of Spires denouncing the Reformation: a member of one of those churches founded by the Reformers: one who protests.--v.t. PROT'ESTANTISE.--ns. PROT'ESTANTISM, the Protestant religion: state of being a Protestant; PROTEST[=A]'TION, an act of protesting: a solemn declaration: a declaration of dissent: a declaration in pleading; PROT'EST[=A]TOR; PROTEST'ER.--adv. PROTEST'INGLY. [Fr.,--L. protest[=a]ri, -[=a]tus, to bear witness in public--pro, before, test[=a]ri--testis, a witness.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. Formal statement of dissentor disapproval, remonstrance, as made a p., paid it under p.; written statement of dissent from motion carried in H. of Lords signed by any peer of minority; written declaration usu. by notary-public that bill has been duly presented& payment or acceptance refused; solemn declaration. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Affirm solemnly (one\'s innocence &c., that, or abs.); write a protest in regard to (bill, see prec.); make (often written) protest against (action, proposal), whence protester, protestor, nn., protestingly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. n. A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly against some act ; especially, a declaration in writing of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body ;-dissent of the minority from the proceedings of the majority ;-a declaration in writing, made by a notary public on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the non-acceptance or non-payment of the bill, or by the non-payment of the note. Cabinet Dictionary

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