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Definition of "protection" []

  • The act of protecting. (noun)
  • The condition of being protected. (noun)
  • One that protects. (noun)
  • A pass guaranteeing safe-conduct to travelers. (noun)
  • A system of tariffs or other measures protecting domestic producers from foreign competition. (noun)
  • The act of protecting or the condition of being protected (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something that protects (noun)
  • The imposition of duties or quotas on imports, designed for the protection of domestic industries against overseas competition, expansion of domestic employment, etc (noun)
  • The system, policy, or theory of such restrictions (noun)
  • A document that grants protection or immunity from arrest or harassment to a person, esp a traveller (noun)
  • Security on a climb provided by running belays, etc (noun)
  • Money demanded by gangsters for freedom from molestation (noun)
  • Freedom from molestation purchased in this way (noun)

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Use "protection" in a sentence
  • "Strangers are astonished; but people who know something about the mental attitude of wild animals under protection know that it is the natural and inevitable result of _real protection_."
  • "He has abdicated government He has abdicated government here, _withdrawing his here _by declaring us out governors and declaring us of his protection and waging out of his allegiance and war against us_. protection_."
  • "I then rose from my knees, and placed myself under the protection of St. Magdalen and St. Peter by these words: "_Je me mets sous vôtre protection_" -- (I place myself under your protection;) and added, "_Sainte Marie, mère du bon pasteur, prie pour moi_" -- (Holy"