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    protection - Dictionary definition and meaning for word protection

    Definition
    (noun) the activity of protecting someone or something
    Example Sentence
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
    Definition
    (noun) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    Example Sentence
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors
    Definition
    (noun) defense against financial failure; financial independence
    Synonyms : security
    Example Sentence
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness
    Definition
    (noun) the condition of being protected
    Synonyms : shelter
    Example Sentence
    • they were huddled together for protection
    • he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home
    Definition
    (noun) kindly endorsement and guidance
    Synonyms : aegis , auspices
    Example Sentence
    • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council
    Definition
    (noun) the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
    Synonyms : trade protection
    Example Sentence
    • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform
    Definition
    (noun) payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
    Synonyms : tribute
    Example Sentence
    • every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection
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