Definition of "Protection" :
noun: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
"Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection."
noun: the activity of protecting someone or something
"The witnesses demanded police protection."
noun: 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."
noun: kindly endorsement and guidance
noun: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
"They had no protection from the fallout."
noun: defense against financial failure; financial independence
"Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness."
noun: the condition of being protected
"They were huddled together for protection."