Meaning of PROTECTION in English

PROTECTION

■ noun

1》 the action or state of protecting or being protected.

↘a person or thing that protects.

↘a document guaranteeing safety to the person specified in it.

2》 the payment of money to criminals to prevent them from attacking oneself or one's property.

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