Overprotection



[pruh-tek-shuh n] /prəˈtɛk ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm.
2.
a thing, person, or group that protects:
This vaccine is a protection against disease.
3.
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4.
Insurance. (def 1).
5.
Informal.

6.
Economics. .
7.
a document that assures safety from harm, delay, or the like, for the person, persons, or property specified in it.
8.
Archaic. a document given by the U.S. customs authorities to a sailor traveling abroad certifying that the holder is a citizen of the U.S.
/prəˈtɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of protecting or the condition of being protected
2.
something that protects
3.

4.
a document that grants protection or immunity from arrest or harassment to a person, esp a traveller
5.
(mountaineering) security on a climb provided by running belays, etc
6.
(informal)

n.

1929, originally in reference to children, from over- + protection.
n.

mid-14c., “shelter, defense; keeping, guardianship;” late 14c. as “that which protects,” from Old French proteccion “protection, shield” (12c.) and directly from Late Latin protectionem (nominative protectio) “a covering over,” noun of action from past participle stem of protegere “protect, cover in front,” from pro- “in front” + tegere “to cover” (see stegosaurus).

A common Old English word for “protect” was beorgan. International economic sense is from 1789. In gangster sense, “freedom from molestation in exchange for money,” it is attested from 1860. Ecological sense of “attempted preservation by laws” is from 1880 (originally of wild birds in Britain). Also in medieval England, “the protection or maintenance of a lord or patron; sponsorship.” To put (someone) out of protection meant to deprive him or her of the security of the protection of the kingdom’s laws.

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