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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Protest  \Pro"test\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  prot[^e]t,  It  protesto.  See 
  {Protest},  v.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  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 
  b  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 
  c  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.  --Story.  --Kent. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Protest  \Pro*test"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Protested};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Protesting}.]  [F.  protester,  L.  protestari  pro 
  before  +  testari  to  be  a  witness,  testis  a  witness.  See 
  1.  To  affirm  in  a  public  or  formal  manner;  to  bear  witness; 
  to  declare  solemnly;  to  avow. 
  He  protest  that  his  measures  are  pacific.  --Landor. 
  The  lady  doth  protest  too  much  methinks.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  make  a  solemn  declaration  (often  a  written  one) 
  expressive  of  opposition;  --  with  against;  as  he  protest 
  against  your  votes.  --Denham. 
  The  conscience  has  power  .  .  .  to  protest  againts 
  the  exorbitancies  of  the  passions.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  affirm;  asseverate;  assert;  aver;  attest;  testify; 
  declare;  profess.  See  {Affirm}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Protest  \Pro*test"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  a  solemn  declaration  or  affirmation  of  to 
  proclaim;  to  display;  as  to  protest  one's  loyalty. 
  I  will  protest  your  cowardice.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  call  as  a  witness  in  affirming  or  denying,  or  to  prove 
  an  affirmation;  to  appeal  to 
  Fiercely  [they]  opposed  My  journey  strange,  with 
  clamorous  uproar  Protesting  fate  supreme.  --Milton. 
  {To  protest  a  bill  or  note}  (Law),  to  make  a  solemn  written 
  declaration,  in  due  form  on  behalf  of  the  holder,  against 
  all  parties  liable  for  any  loss  or  damage  to  be  sustained 
  by  the  nonacceptance  or  the  nonpayment  of  the  bill  or 
  note,  as  the  case  may  be  This  should  be  made  by  a  notary 
  public,  whose  seal  it  is  the  usual  practice  to  affix. 
  --Kent.  Story. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  formal  and  solemn  declaration  of  objection;  "they  finished 
  the  game  under  protest  to  the  league  prsident";  "the 
  senator  rose  to  register  his  protest";  "the  many 
  protestations  did  not  stay  the  execution"  [syn:  {protestation}] 
  2:  the  act  of  protesting;  a  public  (often  organized) 
  manifestation  of  dissent  [syn:  {objection},  {dissent}] 
  3:  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" 
  v  1:  utter  words  of  protest 
  2:  protest,  as  against  a  policy;  also  metaphorically:  "His  body 
  protested  against  the  harsh  training"  [syn:  {dissent},  {resist}] 
  3:  affirm  or  avow  formally  or  solemnly;  "The  suspect  protested 
  his  innocence" 

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