From BiblePortal Wikipedia

King James Dictionary [1]

PROTEC'TION, n. The act of protecting defense shelter from evil preservation from loss, injury or annoyance. We find protection under good laws and an upright administration. How little are men disposed to acknowledge divine protection!

1. That which protects or preserves from injury.

Let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.  Deuteronomy 32

2. A writing that protects a passport or other writing which secures from molestation. 3. Exemption. Embassadors at foreign courts are entitled to protection from arrest. Members of parliament, representatives and senators, are entitled to protection from arrest during their attendance on the legislature, as are suitors and witnesses attending a court.

Writ of protection, a writ by which the king or Great Britain exempts a person from arrest.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.

(2): ( n.) A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.

(3): ( n.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; - opposed to free trade.

(4): ( n.) That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia [3]

Name given to the encouragement of certain home products of a country by imposing duties on foreign products of the class, opposed to free-trade.