Protection

Definition of Protection

Pro`tec´tion
n.1.The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
To your protection I commend me, gods.
- Shak.
2.That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.
- Deut. xxxii. 38.
3.A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
He . . . gave them protections under his hand.
- Macaulay.
4.(Polit. Econ.) 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.
Writ of protection
a - (Law) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; - now disused
b - A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.
- Blackstone.

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