verb (used without object)
Origin of protocol
Related Words for protocolpact, covenant, code, agreement, contract, custom, obligation, compact, etiquette, politesse, decorum, manners, treaty, propriety, courtesy, order, formalities, concordat
Examples from the Web for protocol
Contemporary Examples of protocol
The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.Was Sony Hit With a Second Hack?
January 8, 2015
There were not just one, not two but THREE breaches of protocol last night.LeBron's Touchy Feely Protocol Breach
December 9, 2014
What should the protocol be for engaging people on the street who offer unsolicited “compliments?”Street Harassment Shouldn’t Be a Crime
October 29, 2014
Personal protective gear is only as effective as the protocol for using it.Can You Treat Ebola—And Stay Safe?
Abby Haglage, Kent Sepkowitz
October 12, 2014
Ford has generally held meetings in his suite, however, in what's called the "protocol lounge" just outside his private office.Toronto Mayor: I Was Drunk When I Did Crack
November 6, 2013
Historical Examples of protocol
Then I prepared the protocol of the confession of Pouzikoff's wife.Beasts, Men and Gods
There has been a question of such a Protocol, but great difficulties have arisen.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)
Charles C. F. Greville
The protocol was converted into a treaty by the adhesion of Belgium on November 15.The Political History of England - Vol XI
Dropped that of the other's as soon as protocol would permit.Summit
Dallas McCord Reynolds
If the protocol was to be of any use the time for acting upon it had arrived.A History of England, Period III.
Rev. J. Franck Bright
- a record of data or observations on a particular experiment or proceeding
- an annexe appended to a treaty to deal with subsidiary matters or to render the treaty more lucid
- a formal international agreement or understanding on some matter
Word Origin for protocol
1540s, as prothogall "draft of a document," from Middle French prothocole (c.1200, Modern French protocole), from Medieval Latin protocollum "draft," literally "the first sheet of a volume" (on which contents and errata were written), from Greek protokollon "first sheet glued onto a manuscript," from protos "first" (see proto-) + kolla "glue."
Sense developed in Medieval Latin and French from "official account" to "official record of a transaction," to "diplomatic document," and finally, in French, to "formula of diplomatic etiquette." Meaning "diplomatic rules of etiquette" in English first recorded 1896, from French; general sense of "conventional proper conduct" is from 1952. "Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion," Russian anti-Semitic forgery purporting to reveal Jewish plan for world domination, first published in English 1920 under title "The Jewish Peril."