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¦ noun 'pr??t?st
1. a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
an organized public demonstration objecting to an official policy or course of action.
2. Law a written declaration, typically by a notary public, that a bill has been presented and payment or acceptance refused.
¦ verb pr?'t?st
1. express an objection to an action or remark.
engage in public protest.
N. Amer. publicly protest against.
2. make an emphatic declaration or denial in response to doubt or accusation.
3. Law write or obtain a protest in regard to (a bill).
Derivatives
protester (also protestor) noun
protesting adjective
protestingly adverb
Origin
ME (in the sense 'make a solemn declaration'): from OFr. protester, from L. protestari 'assert formally', based on testis 'a witness'.



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