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protection

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, praesidium, preservation, preserve, refuge, safe conduct, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, salvation, security, shelter, shield, strength, stronghold, support, tutela, tutelage, wardship, wing
Foreign phrases: Inde datae leges ne fortior omnia posset.Laws were make lest the stronger might become alllowerful.
See also: adoption, advantage, affiliation, assistance, auspices, behalf, blackmail, bribe, bulwark, charge, conservation, coverage, custody, defense, direction, ecology, gratuity, guidance, haven, immunity, impunity, insurance, inviolability, lodging, panoply, patronage, precaution, preservation, refuge, reinforcement, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, security, shield, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, veil, ward

PROTECTION, merc. law, The name of a document generally given by notaries public, to sailors and other persons going abroad, in which is certified that the bearer therein named, is a citizen of the United States.

PROTECTION, government. That benefit or safety which the government affords to the citizens.

PROTECTION, Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to a party to an action, by which he is protected from a judgment which would otherwise be rendered against him. Of these protections there are several kinds. F. N. B. 65.

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Jefferson in warm approbation of the plan, and held out assurance of every protection that could, consistently with general policy, be afforded.
And even better, for are we not armed with ages of superior knowledge, and have we not the means of protection, defense, and sustenance which science has given us, but of which they were totally ignorant?
Craftsmen and industrious artisans, return to your work, your houses, your shops, where the protection of guards awaits you
The fourth side of the walled enclosure overhung a high precipice, which natural protection rendered towers unnecessary upon this side.
Though handicapped by the weight of his armor the knight also had the advantage of its protection, so that the two fought furiously for several minutes without either gaining an advantage.
And this is why, in the beginning of the chapter, we said that the poor young people were in great need of the protection of God.
But he knew, further, that the comfort of the fire would be his, the protection of the gods, the companionship of the dogs--the last, a companionship of enmity, but none the less a companionship and satisfying to his gregarious needs.
Notwithstanding your constant refusal, when I have asked leave to prefix your name to this dedication, I must still insist on my right to desire your protection of this work.
From Theseus Oedipus craves protection in life and burial in Attic soil; the benefits that will accrue shall be told later.
He came like a protecting spirit to the poor girl, who committed herself to his care; and after the interment of his friend he conducted her to Geneva and placed her under the protection of a relation.
The silence was profound; but it seemed full of noiseless phantoms, of things sorrowful, shadowy, and mute, in whose invisible presence the firm, pulsating beat of the two ship's chronometers ticking off steadily the seconds of Greenwich Time seemed to me a protection and a relief.
An honest confidence in the government under whose protection they had lived for many years, and a well-founded reliance on the good feeling and right thinking of the great mass of the community, with whom, notwithstanding their religious differences, they were every day in habits of confidential, affectionate, and friendly intercourse, reassured them, even under the excesses that had been committed; and convinced them that they who were Protestants in anything but the name, were no more to be considered as abettors of these disgraceful occurrences, than they themselves were chargeable with the uses of the block, the rack, the gibbet, and the stake in cruel Mary's reign.

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