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Protection


PROTEC'TION, noun The act of protecting; defense; shelter from evil; preservation from loss, injury or annoyance. We find protection under good laws and an upright administration. How little are men disposed to acknowledge divine protection!

1. That which protects or preserves from injury.

Let them rise up and help you, and be your protection Deuteronomy 32:38.

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.