under protest

Definition of under protest

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

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

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

    :  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

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

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

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

    :  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

    :  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

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

    :  to make a statement or gesture in objection to


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