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 for protection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protection \Pro*tec"tion\, n. [L. protectio: cf. F. protection.]
     1. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected;
        preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense;
        shelter; as, the weak need protection.
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              To your protection I commend me, gods. --Shak.
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     2. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a
        shield; a refuge.
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              Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.
                                                    --Deut. xxxii.
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     3. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or
        arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
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              He . . . gave them protections under his hand.
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     4. (Polit. Econ.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the
        producers in a country from foreign competition in the
        home market by the imposition of such discriminating
        duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or
        prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.
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     Writ of protection. (Law)
        (a) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person
            from arrest; -- now disused. [Eng.] --Blackstone.
        (b) A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend
            court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him
            from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.
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     Syn: Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the activity of protecting someone or something; "the
           witnesses demanded police protection"
      2: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;
         "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided
         protection for the floors" [syn: protective covering,
         protective cover, protection]
      3: defense against financial failure; financial independence;
         "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance
         provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
         [syn: security, protection]
      4: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together
         for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection
         in his new home" [syn: protection, shelter]
      5: kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held
         under the auspices of the city council" [syn: auspices,
         protection, aegis]
      6: the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to
         protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he
         made trade protection a plank in the party platform" [syn:
         protection, trade protection]
      7: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every
         store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection" [syn:
         protection, tribute]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  184 Moby Thesaurus words for "protection":
     aegis, aid, armament, armor, arrest, arrestation, assistance,
     assurance, autarky, avoidance reaction, barrier, benefit,
     bill of health, bimetallism, blackmail, boodle, bribe, bribe money,
     buffer, bulwark, care, charge, check, clear sailing, clearance,
     comfort, conservancy, conservation, conservationism, constraint,
     control, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curb, curtailment,
     custodianship, custody, deceleration, defence, defense,
     defense in depth, defense mechanism, defenses, deterrent capacity,
     ease, economic self-sufficiency, ego defenses,
     environmental conservation, escape mechanism, extortion,
     forearming, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness,
     forest conservation, forest management, forethought,
     forethoughtfulness, free enterprise, free trade, full pratique,
     good offices, governmentalism, graft, gratification, gratuity,
     guard, guardianship, guarding, harmlessness, haven, help,
     hindrance, hold, hush money, immunity, inhibition, injunction,
     insurance, interdict, invulnerability, keep, keeping,
     laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, legal restraint, line, localism,
     maintenance, managed currency, measures, ministration, ministry,
     monopoly, negative taxis, noninterference, nonintervention,
     nullification, office, offices, pad, party line, party principle,
     pass, passport, patronage, payoff, payola, planned economy, policy,
     polity, position, pratique, precaution, precautions,
     precautiousness, preserval, preservation, preventive custody,
     preventive measure, price supports, prohibition, protectionism,
     protective custody, protective tariff, providence, provision,
     psychological defenses, public policy, pump-priming, rationing,
     refuge, rein, relief, remedy, rescue, resistance, restraint,
     restraint of trade, retardation, retrenchment, risklessness,
     safe-conduct, safeguard, safekeeping, safeness, safety, salvage,
     salvation, sanctuary, saving, screen, sectionalism, security,
     self-control, self-defense, self-preservation, self-protection,
     service, shakedown, shelter, shield, slowing down,
     soil conservation, sop, sponsorship, squeeze, steps,
     steps and measures, stream conservation, succor, support, surety,
     tariff wall, the defensive, therapy, thought control, upkeep, visa,
     ward, water conservation, wetlands conservation,
     wildlife conservation

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROTECTION, merc. law, The name of a document generally given by notaries 
  public, to sailors and other persons going abroad, in which is certified 
  that the bearer therein named, is a citizen of the United States. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROTECTION, government. That benefit or safety which the government affords 
  to the citizens. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROTECTION, Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to a party to an 
  action, by which he is protected from a judgment which would otherwise be 
  rendered against him. Of these protections there are several kinds. F. N. B. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Protection, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    558
     Housing Units (2000): 297
     Land area (2000):     0.951816 sq. miles (2.465191 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.951816 sq. miles (2.465191 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57850
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.201316 N, 99.483403 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67127
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Protection, KS

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