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Protection meaning

protection - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
  3. 3. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
  4. 4. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe- conduct; a passport.
  5. 5. 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.

protection - examples of usage

  1. Lady Lillycraft, who had understood that there was an affair of the heart at the bottom of this distress, immediately took the girl into great favour and protection, and made her peace with the Squire. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Not only was it a companion but a protection. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. They offered him protection against himself. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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