the action of protecting, or the state of being protected:the B vitamins give protection against infectionhis son was put under police protection
a person or thing that protects someone or something:the castle was built as protection against the Saxons [in singular]:a protection against the evil eye
[count noun] (usually protections) a legal or other formal measure intended to preserve civil liberties and rights:most Western countries provide constitutional protections for the civil and political rights of their citizens
[count noun] a document guaranteeing immunity from harm to the person specified in it.
the practice of paying money to criminals so as to prevent them from attacking oneself or one’s property: [as modifier]:a protection racketprotection money
protection money paid to criminals, especially on a regular basis.
Climbing the number and quality of running belays or other equipment employed to safeguard a pitch:most European climbers drill bolts into rock rather than using removable protection