under protest

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under protest

: while expressing objection, disagreement, or disapproval of the need to perform an act
  • He paid the fine under protest.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

protest play
  1. : a solemn declaration of opinion and usually of dissent: such as

  2. : a sworn declaration that payment of a note or bill has been refused and that all responsible signers or debtors are liable for resulting loss or damage

  3. : a declaration made especially before or while paying that a tax is illegal and that payment is not voluntary

  1. : to make solemn declaration or affirmation of

  2. : to execute or have executed a formal protest against (something, such as a bill or note)

  3. : to make a statement or gesture in objection to


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