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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Protection  \Pro*tec"tion\,  n.  [L.  protectio:  cf  F.  protection.] 
  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}.  (Law) 
  a  A  writ  by  which  the  king  formerly  exempted  a  person 
  from  arrest;  --  now  disused.  [Eng.]  --Blackstone. 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Preservation;  defense;  guard;  shelter;  refuge;  security; 
  safety. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  protection 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  protecting  someone  or  something  "the 
  witnesses  demanded  police  protection";  "he  hated  to 
  spend  so  much  time  guarding  his  new  car"  [syn:  {protecting}, 
  {guarding}] 
  2:  a  covering  that  is  intend  to  protect  from  damage  or  injury; 
  "they  had  no  protection  from  the  fallout";  "wax  provided 
  protection  for  the  floors"  [syn:  {protective  covering}] 
  3:  defense  against  financial  failure;  "his  pension  gave  him 
  security  in  his  old  age";  "insurance  provided  protection 
  against  loss  of  wages  due  to  illness"  [syn:  {security}] 
  4:  the  condition  of  being  protected;  "they  were  huddled 
  together  for  protection";  "he  enjoyed  a  sense  of  peace  and 
  protection  in  his  new  home"  [syn:  {shelter}] 
  5:  kindly  endorsement  and  guidance;  "the  tournament  was  held 
  under  the  auspices  of  the  city  council"  [syn:  {auspices}, 
  {aegis}] 
  6:  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"  [syn: 
  {trade  protection}] 
  7:  payment  extorted  by  gangsters  on  threat  of  violence;  "every 
  store  in  the  neighborhood  had  to  pay  him  protection"  [syn: 
  {tribute}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Protection,  KS  (city,  FIPS  57850) 
  Location:  37.20016  N,  99.48034  W 
  Population  (1990):  625  (307  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67127 




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