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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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The use of protectionism through tariffs has provided evidence that can increase a nation's wealth.
Adel Ali, chief executive officer of Air Arabia, said protectionism and blocking competition present a new challenge to companies, and that Open Skies policies are needed to ensure the development of the aviation industry.
If protectionism is so bad for the US economy, how do we stop it?
A number of reasons account for the marriage between populism and protectionism.
Nontariff barriers are some of the ways that protectionism could take form.
Simulations on the impact of hypothetical new trade barriers show that South Asia is not only resilient to a potential rise in protectionism but could possibly even gain from it in some circumstances,' said Annette Dixon, the World Bank South Asia Region Vice President.
But protectionism after the fact is doubly damaging: it prevents employers from running their businesses effectively, and it robs employees of genuine professional development.
According to Reuters, European Central Bank executive board member, Benoit Coeure, has said that the recent spurt in money that has been pumped into markets internationally to boost growth must not lead to a rise in protectionism.
com)-- Based on insights of 13 noted experts and hundreds of publications, the report explores the idea that if the World Trade Organization WTO is responsible for ensuring a level playing field for global traders, and if the global trading system is broken because the playing field is not level, and if global traders respond to an imbalanced field and ineffective referee with domestic protectionism, then the World Trade Organization is theoretically responsible for protectionism.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has cautioned the Asian countries against giving in to the temptation of protectionism.
The economic crisis of 2008 and the uncertain recovery that has followed did not result in large-scale protectionism as some expected.
Although Barnier rejected protectionism as a counter measure to economic liberalism, he nevertheless supported a market economy that is socially responsible.