Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Protest

1) To complain in a public way about an act, such as sending troops overseas, use of the death penalty, or adoption of a regulation or law. 2) To dispute the amount of property taxes, the assessed evaluation of property for tax purposes, or an import duty. 3) A written demand for payment of the amount owed on a promissory note that has not been paid or on a check that was refused by a bank.
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