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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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However, past experiences have shown that in spite of all preparatory measures, disconnections on schedule are often canceled on short notice -- and scheduled grid protection tests need to be postponed.
After the fire protection test, the expansion ratio of the char was calculated by equation (1):
As for other future standards--the best guide is the topics covered by the technical committee's seven sub-committees: microbiological standards (which has already been busy); packaging and labelling; nitrosamines; terminology; good manufacturing practice; and sun protection tests.
The current NCAP programme incorporates frontimpact, side-impact and head protection tests, as well as a pedestrian test that determines the level of injury to a pedestrian hit by the vehicle.

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