protest
pro·test n
1: a solemn declaration of opinion and usu. of disagreement: as
a: a solemn written declaration by a notary public or U.S. consul on behalf of the holder of an instrument (as a note) announcing dishonor and declaring the liability of all parties to the instrument for any loss or damage arising from such action; also: the action of making or causing to be made such a declaration with due service of notice of dishonor
b: a declaration made by the master of a ship before a notary, consul, or other authorized officer upon arrival in port after a disaster declaring that any loss was not the fault of the crew but due to the disaster
c: a declaration made by a party esp. before or while paying a tax or performing a demanded act by which the declarer asserts that the justice or legality of the tax or act is disputed and that compliance is not voluntary
2: the act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval; esp: a usu. organized public demonstration of disapproval
protest vb
under protest: with noted objections (as of insufficient payment) and claims
cashed a check under protest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

protest
I noun challenge, clamor, complaint, counteraction, criticism, declaration of disapproval, declaration of dissent, declaration of opposition, defiance, demonstration, disapproval, dissent, dissidence, formal criticism, formal declaration, formal declaration of dissent, hostile demonstration, opposition, outcry, recusatio, remonstrance, remonstration, repudiation, resistance associated concepts: file a protest II verb announce, attack, challenge, complain, contradict, contravene, cry out against, dehort, demur, denounce, deny, disaffirm, disagree, disapprove, disclaim, discountenance, dispute, dissent, exclaim against, exhort against, express opposition, go contrary to, impugn, intercedes, inveigh, negate, oppose, raise objections, recusare, refuse, remonstrate, reprehend, repudiate, revolt, speak against, take exception, traverse, veto, vote against associated concepts: payment under protest, protest a will, protest an election, written notice of protest III index admonition, avow, challenge, complain (criticize), complaint, conflict, confront (oppose), contention (opposition), counter, counteract, cross (disagree with), demur, denial, deprecate, differ (disagree), disaccord (noun), disaccord (verb), disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprobation, disapprove (reject), disavow, disown (deny the validity), disparagement, dissension, dissent (withhold assent), drawback, except (object), exception (objection), expostulate, fight (counteract), gainsay, impugnation, negate, negation, nonconformity, object, objection, oppose, opposition, oppugn, outcry, picket, prohibit, reaction (opposition), refuse, reject, remonstrance, remonstrate, renounce, reprehend, repudiate, resist (oppose), resistance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


protest
n.
(1) A formal statement objecting to something; a statement of disapproval or dissent, often made to avoid implying consent by silence.
(2) A written declaration witnessed by a notary that a bill or note has been presented for payment and refused.
v.
protest

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


protest
a procedure under which evidence of the dishonour of a bill of exchange is provided.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


protest
1) To complain in a public way about an act, such as sending troops overseas, use of the death penalty, or adoption of a regulation or law.
2) To dispute the amount of property taxes, the assessed evaluation of property for tax purposes, or an import duty.
3) A written demand for payment of the amount owed on a promissory note that has not been paid or on a check that was refused by a bank.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


protest
n. A formal objection to something that is, will be, or has been done.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


protest
A formal declaration whereby a person expresses a personal objection or disapproval of an act. A written statement, made by a notary, at the request of a holder of a bill or a note that describes the bill or note and declares that on a certain day the instrument was presented for, and refused, payment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


protest
A formal declaration whereby a person expresses a personal objection or disapproval of an act. A written statement, made by a notary, at the request of a holder of a bill or a note that describes the bill or note and declares that on a certain day the instrument was presented for, and refused, payment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

protest
   1) v. to complain in some public way about any act already done or about to be done, such as adoption of a regulation by a county board, sending troops overseas, or use of the death penalty.
   2) v. to dispute the amount of property taxes, the assessed evaluation of property for tax purposes or an import duty.
   3) n. a written demand for payment of the amount owed on a promissory note which has not been paid when due or a check which has been dishonored (not paid by the bank).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(solemnly), , , , , , , , , (solemnly), , , , (made in a formal manner against something)


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