Webster 1913 Edition
protectio: cf. F.
The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter;
as, the weak need.
protectionI commend me, gods.
That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
Let them rise up . . . and be your
Deut. xxxii. 38.
A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
He . . . gave them
protectionsunder his hand.
A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; – opposed to
Writ of protection.
A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; – now disused.
A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.
Syn. – Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security; safety.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That which protects or preserves from injury.
Let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. Deut.32.
2.A writing that protects; a passport or other writing which secures from molestation.
3.Exemption. Embassadors at foreign courts are entitled to protection from arrest. Members of parliament, representatives and senators, are entitled to protection from arrest during their attendance on the legislature, as are suitors and witnesses attending a court.
Writ of protection, a writ by which the king or Great Britain exempts a person from arrest.