Definition of protest
What does the word protest mean?
part of speech: verb transitive, intransitive
Affirm solemnly (one\'s innocence &c., that, or abs.); write a protest in regard to (bill, see prec.); make (often written) protest against (action, proposal), whence protester, protestor, nn., protestingly adv. [French]
part of speech: noun
Formal statement of dissentor disapproval, remonstrance, as made a p., paid it under p.; written statement of dissent from motion carried in H. of Lords signed by any peer of minority; written declaration usu. by notary-public that bill has been duly presented& payment or acceptance refused; solemn declaration. [French]