To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.
To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes.
To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a draft collection transaction, the formal legal process of registering that payment or acceptance of the draft has been demanded but the drawee has refused to pay or accept the draft.
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"
the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence"
a certificate of dishonor made by a United States consul or vice consul, a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths by the law of the place where dishonor occurs
a declaration accompanied by reasons by one or more members of a minority of a judicatory, expressing a different opinion from that of the majority, as to a particular matter
a declaration in writing made by -- among others -- a notary public, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, indicating that acceptance or payment has been refused
a formal declaration made by the Notary on behalf of a holder of a bill or note that acceptance or payment of the bill/note has been refused
a more solemn and formal declaration by members of a minority, bearing their testimony against what they deem an improper or erroneous action on any issue before the court, and is generally accompanied with the reasons on which it is founded
a statement of dishonour drawn up at the place where the cheque has been dishonoured and signed and dated by a person authorized in that respect by the law of that place
a written statement by a Notary indicating that payment for a negotiable instrument - a check or promissory note, for example - has not been received
a formal statement in writing by a notary public, under seal, that a certain bill of exchange or promissory note was on a certain day presented for payment, or acceptance, and that payment or acceptance was refused.
A formal document declaring the dishonor of a negotiable instrument.
An action required to be taken in some countries in order to protect one's rights to seek legal remedies when a collection or negotiable instrument is dishonoured.
Also known as Noting. The first stage in protest of a dishonoured bill: if instructed to protest for non-payment/ non-acceptance, the collecting bank must send the bill to a notary public who will represent it to the drawee on the same day it was refused, or the next business day. If the drawee still refuses the bill the notary public Â“notesÂ” on the bill: the amount of his/her charges, the date and his/her initials. The reason for refusal is shown on a note attached to the bill. The bill is then protested.
An endorsement by a judge on the reverse of a draft, confirming that the draft has not been paid or accepted
A verbal or written dissent regarding the placings of a particular race, which is made to the stewards before the all clear is signalled. Connections of one of the horses in a race, for instance, may believe that they would have finished in a better position had in not been for the interference or inconvenience caused by another runner, and therefore issue a protest against that offending horse. The stewards will then defer the all clear (a protest is signified by a warning type siren as opposed to the all clear siren) until an inquiry or investigation into these claims can be made. They may agree with the claims and uphold the protest, in which case the placings may be amended, or they may disagree and dismiss the protest, in which case the placings would remain the same.
(protesting) This covers the same situations as those detailed under Note (see above), and also involves the Notary recording the reason(s) given by the drawee (if any) for the dishonour. However, unlike Noting, this information is included in a formal document, a Deed of Protest, which can be presented in court as proof of presentation to and dishonour by the drawee should the drawer choose to take legal action to recover the money owed to him by the drawee.
The formal representation of a dishonoured bill of exchange: the bill is presented by a notary public to the drawee - if refused again, it is noted" - see noting. The notary public then issues a formal protest, an official certificate that the bill has been refused: the drawer can use this certificate to sue the drawee in court.
A documentary collection term denoting a written notice prepared by a bank, duly notarized or attested by another authorized official, stating that the draft instrument has been dishonored, either by a refusal to pay, accept, or failure to pay the item at maturity by the drawee (buyer).
A declaration by the master of a vessel regarding damage to the vessel or its cargo.
A written declaration that a bill has been presented and payment or acceptance refused. A solemn declaration. Such protests were often filed by crews when their vessels or cargo had been damaged by storms. Unless they could show they were blameless, crews were held responsible for damage to a vessel or cargo. See Average above.