protection


protection
pro·tec·tion n
1: the act of protecting: the state of being protected
entitled to constitutional protection
2 a: one that protects
b: supervision or support of one having less power
protection of endangered species
3: the freeing of the producers of goods of a country from foreign competition in their home market by restrictions (as high duties) on foreign competitive goods
4 a: immunity from prosecution purchased by criminals through bribery
b: money extorted by racketeers posing as a protective association
5: coverage for loss provided by insurance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

protection
I noun aegis, armor, asylum, barricade, buckler, bulwark, citadel, conservation, covering, covert, coverture, custody, defense, fortification, freedom from danger, guarantee, guard, guardianship, haven, hedge, immunity, invulnerability, oversight, palladium, panoply, patronage, praesidium, preservation, preserve, refuge, safe conduct, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, salvation, sanctuary, security, shelter, shield, strength, stronghold, supervision, support, tutela, tutelage, wardship, wing foreign phrases:
- Inde datae leges ne fortior omnia posset — Laws were make lest the stronger might become all-powerful
II index adoption (affiliation), advantage, auspices, behalf, blackmail, bulwark, charge (custody), conservation, coverage (insurance), custody (supervision), defense, direction (guidance), ecology, gratuity (bribe), haven, immunity, impunity, inviolability, lodging, panoply, patronage (support), precaution, preservation, refuge, reinforcement, safeguard, safekeeping, security (safety), shield, support (assistance), surveillance, trust (custody), veil, ward

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • protection — [ prɔtɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1200; bas lat. protectio 1 ♦ L action, le fait de protéger, de défendre qqn ou qqch. (contre un agresseur, un danger, etc.); le fait de se protéger ou d être protégé. ⇒ 1. aide, assistance, 1. défense, 1. garde, secours …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • protection — Protection. s. f. v. Action de proteger. La protection de Dieu. la protection du Ciel. Loüis XIII. a mis la France sous la protection particuliere de la Vierge. c est une puissante protection que la sienne. prendre la protection des opprimez.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Protection — (etwas spezieller auch Protection Switching) bezeichnet in Kommunikationsnetzen die Möglichkeit, im Fehlerfall automatisch auf redundant vorgehaltene Ressourcen umzuschalten. Den im Regelfall benutzten Kommunikationsweg (Leitung, Verbindung)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Protection — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Protection Álbum de Massive Attack Publicación 26 de septiembre de 1994 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Protection — Студийный альбом Massive Attack Дата выпуска 26 сентября, 1994 Жанр …   Википедия

  • 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. [1913 Webster] To your protection I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protection — Protection, f. acut. Emparement, Defense, Tutela, Il vient de Protegere. Demeurer en la protection et sauvegarde du peuple Romain, In fide populi Romani manere. N estre sous l obeissance et protection de personne, In nullius fide esse. Recevoir… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Protection — Protection, KS U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 558 Housing Units (2000): 297 Land area (2000): 0.951816 sq. miles (2.465191 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.951816 sq. miles (2.465191 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Protection, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 558 Housing Units (2000): 297 Land area (2000): 0.951816 sq. miles (2.465191 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.951816 sq. miles (2.465191 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • protection — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. protection (12c.), from L. protectionem a covering over, from protectus, pp. of protegere protect, cover in front, from pro in front + tegere to cover (see STEGOSAURUS (Cf. stegosaurus)). The O.E. word for protect was… …   Etymology dictionary


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