Antonyms for protection

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pruh-tek-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : prəˈtɛk ʃən

Definition of protection

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "shelter, defense; keeping, guardianship;" late 14c. as "that which protects," from Old French proteccion "protection, shield" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin protectionem (nominative protectio) "a covering over," noun of action from past participle stem of protegere "protect, cover in front," from pro- "in front" + tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus).
  • A common Old English word for "protect" was beorgan. International economic sense is from 1789. In gangster sense, "freedom from molestation in exchange for money," it is attested from 1860. Ecological sense of "attempted preservation by laws" is from 1880 (originally of wild birds in Britain). Also in medieval England, "the protection or maintenance of a lord or patron; sponsorship." To put (someone) out of protection meant to deprive him or her of the security of the protection of the kingdom's laws.
  • noun care, guardianship
Example sentences :
  • Those who were initiated were supposed to be peculiarly under the protection of the gods.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • But the friends of Protection did not leave the Premier without opposition.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Protection grew fierce, and fanned the burning sense of wrong.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I want you, moreover, to advocate our American doctrine of Protection.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • I knew how useless it was, and I remembered that he himself had armed me for my protection.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • The laws of the time gave no protection to musical and dramatic copyright.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • I am satisfied with the word, and with the protection given to those who use it.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Angelique recollected the night she had passed there under the protection of these saints.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • At this ominous sight, I instinctively seized the bitts for protection.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I had hastened forward, convinced that my aid and protection were direly needed.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic

Synonyms for protection

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