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Definition of Protest


  1. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.
  2. To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes.
  3. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
  4. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 them.
  8. 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.

Protest Quotations

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel

If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.
Bill Maher

It's a party that's being organized; it's not a protest. The carnival is not like it was a long time ago. Before it was do as you like, take to the streets.
Michel Martelly

Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.
Barack Obama
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Protest Translations

protest in Afrikaans is protesteer, beswaar, protes
protest in Danish is protestere
protest in Dutch is betwisten, bestrijden
protest in French is protestation, protestent, contestation, protestez
protest in German is Einspruch
protest in Italian is eccezione, protesta
protest in Portuguese is protesto
protest in Spanish is protestar, objecion, protesta
protest in Swedish is protestera
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