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Definition of Protest
ProtestProtest Pro"test, n. [Cf. F. prot[^e]t, It. protesto. See
1. A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal
objection against some act; especially, a formal and
solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the
proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of
lords in Parliament.
(a) A solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by
a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on
behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting
against all parties liable for any loss or damage by
the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the
nonpayment of the note, as the case may be.
(b) A declaration made by the master of a vessel before a
notary, consul, or other authorized officer, upon his
arrival in port after a disaster, stating the
particulars of it, and showing that any damage or loss
sustained was not owing to the fault of the vessel,
her officers or crew, but to the perils of the sea,
etc., ads the case may be, and protesting against
(c) A declaration made by a party, before or while paying
a tax, duty, or the like, demanded of him, which he
deems illegal, denying the justice of the demand, and
asserting his rights and claims, in order to show that
the payment was not voluntary. --Story. --Kent. ProtestProtest Pro*test", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Protested; p. pr. &
vb. n. Protesting.] [F. protester, L. protestari, pro
before + testari to be a witness, testis a witness. See
1. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness;
to declare solemnly; to avow.
He protest that his measures are pacific. --Landor.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. --Shak.
2. To make a solemn declaration (often a written one)
expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest
against your votes. --Denham.
The conscience has power . . . to protest againts
the exorbitancies of the passions. --Shak.
Syn: To affirm; asseverate; assert; aver; attest; testify;
declare; profess. See Affirm.
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