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protectionnoun 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.