Pro*tec"tion(?), n. [L. protectio: cf. F. protection.] 1. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
To your protection I commend me, gods.Shak.
2. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.Deut. xxxii. 38.
3. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
He . . . gave them protections under his hand.Macaulay.
(Polit. Econ.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to
Writ of protection.
(Law) (a) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; -- now disused.
Blackstone. (b) A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.
Syn. -- Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security; safety.
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