protective

adjective
pro·​tec·​tive

Legal Definition of protective

: of, relating to, or providing protection

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“Protective.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/protective. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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