n.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.
4.(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 free trade.
Writ of protection
a - (Law) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; - now disused
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.
- Blackstone.
Noun1.protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
2.protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
3.protection - defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
Synonyms: security
4.protection - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
Synonyms: shelter
5.protection - kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
Synonyms: aegis, auspices
6.protection - the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
7.protection - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
Synonyms: tribute

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.

To dream that you are being protected or need protection, indicates that you are feeling helpless in some situation. Life's difficulties have made you dependable on others. You need to start taking charge of the situation. To dream that you are protecting someone, suggests that you are putting up an emotional wall or barrier between you and others around you. Consider who or what you are protecting for clues as to what aspect of your own self you are afraid of letting out and letting others know.aegis, aid, armament, armor, arrest, arrestation, assistance, autarky, avoidance reaction, barrier, benefit, bill of health, bimetallism, blackmail, boodle, bribe, bribe money, buffer, care, charge, check, clear sailing, clearance, comfort, conservancy, conservation, conservationism, constraint, control, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curb, curtailment, custodianship, custody, deceleration, defence, defense in depth, defense mechanism, defenses, deterrent capacity, ease, economic self-sufficiency, ego defenses, environmental conservation, escape mechanism, extortion, forearming, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness, forest conservation, forest management, forethought, forethoughtfulness, free enterprise, free trade, full pratique, good offices, governmentalism, graft, gratification, gratuity, guardianship, guarding, harmlessness, haven, help, hindrance, hold, hush money, immunity, inhibition, injunction, insurance, interdict, invulnerability, keep, keeping, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, legal restraint, line, localism, maintenance, managed currency, measures, ministration, ministry, monopoly, negative taxis, noninterference, nonintervention, nullification, office, offices, pad, party line, party principle, pass, passport, patronage, payoff, payola, planned economy, policy, polity, position, pratique, precaution, precautions, precautiousness, preserval, preservation, preventive custody, preventive measure, price supports, prohibition, protectionism, protective custody, protective tariff, providence, provision, psychological defenses, public policy, pump-priming, rationing, rein, relief, remedy, rescue, resistance, restraint, restraint of trade, retardation, retrenchment, risklessness, safe-conduct, safekeeping, safeness, salvage, salvation, sanctuary, saving, screen, sectionalism, self-control, self-defense, self-preservation, self-protection, service, shakedown, shield, slowing down, soil conservation, sop, sponsorship, squeeze, steps, steps and measures, stream conservation, succor, support, surety, tariff wall, the defensive, therapy, thought control, upkeep, visa, ward, water conservation, wetlands conservation, wildlife conservation
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Protea cynaroides
protea family
Protea mellifera
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protected mode
Protectio trahit subjectionem
-- Protection --
protective coloration
Protective coloring
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protective tariff
Protector of Boundaries
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