• To make a strong objection.
  • To affirm (something).
  • To object to.
  • To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
  • 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 non-acceptance or non-payment of (a bill or note). This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix.
  • To publish; to make known.



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  • From the Middle English verb protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis.

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