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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In addition to the high level of abuse protection offered by Pawling's entire line of PRO.TEK products, the lighted handrail system increases safety because the railing is lit at all times.
Since that awakening, Bernardin and the 22 other church men and women who comprise RAAP's executive committee, have sponsored national conferences, met with and gained the support of two presidents and three attorneys general, and helped to pass the federal Child Exploitation and Obscenity Act of 1988 and the Child Sexual Abuse Protection Act of 1994 that makes it illegal for Americans to travel abroad for the purpose of sex tourism.
Potential restrictions courts and police can impose on criminals who torment partners, spouses and family members have been expanded under proposed Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (DAPOs).
A graduate of the Widener University School of Law, Shoemaker focuses her practice on complex family law matters including divorce, equitable distribution, abuse protection, support, custody and adoption.
Police burst into McCracken's home on January 10 last year after being alerted by the National Online Child Abuse Protection service.
His former girlfriend, who lives in Sturbridge, had obtained an abuse protection order against him Sept.