Definition of PROTECTION

noun : PROTECTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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. (

    ) payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection" ;


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