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Definition of Protocol


  1. The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument.
  2. The minutes, or rough draught, of an instrument or transaction.
  3. A preliminary document upon the basis of which negotiations are carried on.
  4. A convention not formally ratified.
  5. An agreement of diplomatists indicating the results reached by them at a particular stage of a negotiation.
  6. To make a protocol of.
  7. To make or write protocols, or first draughts; to issue protocols.

Protocol Quotations

It just seems to me that the world's kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn't about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol - things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I'm eager to get away from them.
Eric Stoltz

Any use of chemical weapons, by anyone, under any circumstances, is a grave violation of the 1925 Protocol and other relevant rules of customary international law.
Ban Ki-moon

The protocol things, the officialdom, are part of my work. But it doesn't take more than 20 percent of my time. The majority of my time I spend on issues that I care about.
Queen Rania of Jordan

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
Robert A. Heinlein

The U.S. withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol endangers the entire process.
Laurent Fabius
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Protocol Translations

protocol in Afrikaans is boetekaartjie
protocol in Dutch is bekeuring, proces-verbaal, notulen
protocol in German is Protokoll
protocol in Hungarian is protokoll
protocol in Italian is protocollo
protocol in Portuguese is protocolo
protocol in Spanish is protocolo, acta
protocol in Swedish is protokoll
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