Definition of protection:
the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
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"
the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
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"
payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"