Definition of protection
2a : one that protectsb : supervision or support of one that is smaller and weakerc : a contraceptive device (such as a condom)
3 : the freeing of the producers of a country from foreign competition in their home market by restrictions (such as high duties) on foreign competitive goods
4a : immunity from prosecution purchased by criminals through briberyb : money extorted by racketeers posing as a protective association
5 : coverage 1a
6 : anchoring equipment placed in cracks for safety while rock climbing
Examples of protection in a Sentence
He fights for the protection of the environment.
Hard hats provide protection for the workers' heads.
The witness was placed under police protection.
Recent Examples of protection from the Web
Differences remain also on the protection of rights for EU citizens in the U.K. and British nationals residing in the EU, with EU officials saying this week’s talks have thrown up some new differences of opinion between the two sides.
IN THE litany of bosses’ gripes about Brazil’s inclement business climate, rigid labour laws vie for pride of place with its convoluted tax laws and its licensing rules (on everything from health and safety to protection of cultural heritage).
Since 1988, the grants have supported projects and organizations that focus on senior services, youth activities, recreation, the arts, educational enhancement, civic enhancement and community protection.
Nobody knows how to slow Bsal's spread, although Martel, Pasmans, and many others are discussing measures such as trade restrictions, habitat protection, and even enlisting other organisms to fight the pathogen.
Each of these states lacks nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
According to ThinkProgress, Kushner and Manafort were not under Secret Service protection at that point, either.
A few have filed for bankruptcy protection, including rival electronics chain RadioShack.
The only other significant change to the bill is a provision that would further eviscerate protections for those with pre-existing conditions while, quite possibly, sending the individual insurance market into a genuine death spiral.
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First Known Use of protection
PROTECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protection for English Language Learners
: the state of being kept from harm, loss, etc. : the state of being protected
: something that keeps a person or thing from being harmed, lost, etc. : something that protects someone or something
: a device (such as a condom) that is used during sex to prevent pregnancy or the spread of diseases
PROTECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of protection for Students
1 : the act of shielding from harm : the state of being shielded from harm
2 : a person or thing that shields from harm
Legal Definition of protection
1 : the act of protecting : the state of being protected entitled to constitutional protection
2a : one that protects b : supervision or support of one having less power protection of endangered species
3 : the freeing of the producers of goods of a country from foreign competition in their home market by restrictions (as high duties) on foreign competitive goods
4a : immunity from prosecution purchased by criminals through bribery b : money extorted by racketeers posing as a protective association
5 : coverage for loss provided by insurance
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