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 for To protest a bill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protest \Pro*test"\, v. t.
     1. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to
        proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
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              I will protest your cowardice.        --Shak.
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     2. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove
        an affirmation; to appeal to.
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              Fiercely [they] opposed
              My journey strange, with clamorous uproar
              Protesting fate supreme.              --Milton.
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     To protest a bill or To protest a note (Law), to make a
        solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the
        holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage
        to be sustained by the nonacceptance or the nonpayment of
        the bill or note, as the case may be. This should be made
        by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to
        affix. --Kent. --Story.
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