Part of speech: noun

The act of protecting; a protected condition; that which protects; a system of duties designed to favor home industries.

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Usage examples "protection":

  1. So he's offered to surrender and trade information for protection." - "Time Crime", H. Beam Piper.
  2. At the same time, it seemed evident that Ellen would be safer under the protection of two grown- up men, than of lads like Arthur and I. It was necessary, however, to wait to arrange provisions for our expedition, and obtain also the advice of Maono on the subject. - "On the Banks of the Amazon", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. But the real hero of protection was a general named Ardleigh. - "Noble Redman", Jesse Franklin Bone.