pro·tec·tion n1: the act of protecting: the state of being protectedentitled to constitutional protection2 a: one that protectsb: supervision or support of one having less powerprotection of endangered species3: the freeing of the producers of goods of a country from foreign competition in their home market by restrictions (as high duties) on foreign competitive goods4 a: immunity from prosecution purchased by criminals through briberyb: money extorted by racketeers posing as a protective association5: coverage for loss provided by insurance
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
aegis, armor, asylum, barricade, buckler, bulwark, citadel, conservation, covering, covert, coverture, custody, defense, fortification, freedom from danger, guarantee, guard, guardianship, haven, hedge, immunity, invulnerability, oversight, palladium, panoply, patronage, praesidium, preservation, preserve, refuge, safe conduct, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, salvation, sanctuary, security, shelter, shield, strength, stronghold, supervision, support, tutela, tutelage, wardship, wing
- Inde datae leges ne fortior omnia posset — Laws were make lest the stronger might become all-powerfulII index adoption (affiliation), advantage, auspices, behalf, blackmail, bulwark, charge (custody), conservation, coverage (insurance), custody (supervision), defense, direction (guidance), ecology, gratuity (bribe), haven, immunity, impunity, inviolability, lodging, panoply, patronage (support), precaution, preservation, refuge, reinforcement, safeguard, safekeeping, security (safety), shield, support (assistance), surveillance, trust (custody), veil, ward
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006