an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid:a protest against increased taxation.
a formal notarial certificate attesting the fact that a check, note, or bill of exchange has been presented for acceptance or payment and that it has been refused.
the action taken to fix the liability for a dishonored bill of exchange or note.
(upon one's payment of a tax or other state or city exaction) a formal statement disputing the legality of the demand.
a written and attested declaration made by the master of a ship stating the circumstances under which some damage has happened to the ship or cargo, or other circumstances involving the liability of the officers, crew, etc.
Sport[Sports.]a formal objection or complaint made to an official.
to give manifest expression to objection or disapproval; remonstrate.
to make solemn or earnest declaration.
to make a protest or remonstrance against; object to.
to say in protest or remonstrance.
to declare solemnly or earnestly; affirm; assert.
to make a formal declaration of the nonacceptance or nonpayment of (a bill of exchange or note).
[Obs.]to call to witness.
Middle French protester
Latin prōtestārī to declare publicly, equivalent. to prō-pro-1 + testārī to testify, derivative of testis a witness; (verb, verbal) late Middle English protesten
Middle French (French protêt), derivative of protester to protest