1.the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
2.a formal and solemn declaration of objection"they finished the game under protest to the league president" "the senator rose to register his protest" "the many protestations did not stay the execution"
3.the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval"he shouted his protests at the umpire" "a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall"
1.utter words of protest
2.affirm or avow formally or solemnly"The suspect protested his innocence"
3.express opposition through action or words"dissent to the laws of the country"
ProtestPro*test" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Protested; p. pr. & vb. n. Protesting.] [F. protester, L. protestari, pro before + testari to be a witness, testis a witness. See Testify.]
1. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.
He protest that his measures are pacific. Landor.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Shak.
2. To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes. Denham.
The conscience has power . . . to protest againts the exorbitancies of the passions. Shak.
Syn. -- To affirm; asseverate; assert; aver; attest; testify; declare; profess. See Affirm.
ProtestPro*test", v. t.
1. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
I will protest your cowardice. Shak.
2. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
Fiercely [they] opposed
My journey strange, with clamorous uproar
Protesting fate supreme. Milton.
To protest a bill or To protest a note (Law), to make a solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage to be sustained by the nonacceptance or the nonpayment of the bill or note, as the case may be. This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix. Kent. Story.
ProtestPro"test (?), n. [Cf. F. protêt, It. protesto. See Protest, v.]
1. A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of lords in Parliament.
2. (Law) (a) A solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the nonpayment of the note, as the case may be. (b) A declaration made by the master of a vessel before a notary, consul, or other authorized officer, upon his arrival in port after a disaster, stating the particulars of it, and showing that any damage or loss sustained was not owing to the fault of the vessel, her officers or crew, but to the perils of the sea, etc., ads the case may be, and protesting against them. (c) A declaration made by a party, before or while paying a tax, duty, or the like, demanded of him, which he deems illegal, denying the justice of the demand, and asserting his rights and claims, in order to show that the payment was not voluntary. Story. Kent.
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protest (n.) [jurisprudence]
opération économique (fr)[Classe]
traite (fr)[termes liés]
intenter une action en justice (fr)[DomainRegistre]
opération liée aux traites (fr)[DomainRegistre]
procédure judiciaire (fr)[DomaineCollocation]
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action de (ou fait d'être) (fr)[Classe...]
(inconsistency; repugnancy; conflict; repugnace; contradiccion; discrepancy; contradiction; contrariety; disproof; rebuttal; refutation; invalidation), (presupposition; actuality; fact; given; presumption; precondition), (indisputable; unquestionable; sure)[Thème]
declaration, profession, pronouncement - objection - crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - human, human being, individual, man, mobile portal, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, wireless portal[Hyper.]
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argument, demur, demurral, demurrer, objection[PersonneQuiFait]
oath, swearing - assertion, asseveration, averment, contention - affirmation, avouchment, avowal - affirmation, assertion, statement - affirmer, asserter, asseverator, avower, declarer - swearer - affirmable, assertable - protest - protest[Dérivé]
rebut, refute - resistance - crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - human, human being, individual, man, mobile portal, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, wireless portal[Hyper.]
adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister - opponent, opposing - demur, object, raise an objection, take exception - dissent, protest, resist - object - protest - demonstrate, march - differ, disagree, dissent, take issue - dissentient, dissenting, dissident - dissident, heretic, heretical, heterodox[Dérivé]
argument, demur, demurral, demurrer, objection[PersonneQuiFait]
contradict, controvert, oppose[Hyper.]
réclamer, protester (fr)[Classe]
protest (v. intr.)
protest (v. tr.)
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A protest is an expression of objection, by words or by actions, to particular events, policies or situations. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to directly enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as cases of civil resistance or nonviolent resistance.
Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy, economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration.
A protest can itself sometimes be the subject of a counter-protest. In such a case, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest.
Commonly recognized forms of protest include:
Written evidence of political or economic power, or democratic justification may also be a way of protesting.
Any protest could be civil disobedience if a “ruling authority” says so, but the following are usually civil disobedience demonstrations:
During a sporting event, under certain circumstances, one side may choose to play a game "under protest", usually when they feel the rules are not being correctly applied. The event continues as normal, and the events causing the protest are reviewed after the fact. If the protest is held to be valid, then the results of the event are changed. Each sport has different rules for protests.
Blogging and social networking have become effective tools to register protest and grievances. Protests can express views, news and use viral networking to reach out to thousands of people.
A study of 342 US protests covered by the New York Times newspaper in the period 1962 and 1990 showed that such public activities usually had an impact on the company's publicly-traded stock price. The most intriguing aspect of the study's findings is that what mattered most was not the number of protest participants, but the amount of media coverage the event received. Stock prices fell an average of one-tenth of a percent for every paragraph printed about the event.
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