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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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During voltage oscillation capacitive current of network is changed and settings of earth fault protection should be changed also.The settings of current protections (instantaneous, definite time and earth fault) have common (direct proportional) dependability to voltage of electric network.
Series capacitor compensation could improve the transmission capacity and stability of the power system and also bring a great effect on the protection [1-5].
Many of these fears have been allayed in recent years by the increasing availability and limits of directors and officers liability insurance, as well as enhancements in such coverage seeking to offer the needed protection from shareholder and other suits.
Moreover, the systems that were addressed in the two decisions granted substantial protections to employees; thus, it is questionable whether additional protective measures would help legitimize such a system.
The contentiousness in Congress centered on language rolling back civil rights protections for workers in federally funded programs run by churches and other religious groups.
In the past couple of years, however, the courts and the IRS took a second look at their historic protections. In 2003 and 2004 the IRS in effect added a fourth exception by broadly construing the tax-lien exemption to encompass federal criminal penalties.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for consideration in standard setting.
(6) The prosecution argued that because Rivera allegedly was involved in the witness' (Paz) execution, he cannot use the protection guaranteeing him the right to examine Paz.
"We want it to be like a second skin, so the warfighter barely even knows that it's there, but that offers the protections needed in a combat environment."
In addition to the existing Constitutional protections, P.L.
Privacy protections available in the United States can be traced back to three main sources: constitutional law, statutory law, and common law (e.g., public disclosure of private facts; breach of an implied contract; and misappropriation of name or likeness).