verb (used without object)
Origin of protocol
Related Words for protocolspact, covenant, code, agreement, contract, custom, obligation, compact, etiquette, politesse, decorum, manners, treaty, propriety, courtesy, order, formalities, concordat
Examples from the Web for protocols
Contemporary Examples of protocols
“Protocols have specific meanings behind them, rather than do what I say because I say so,” she added.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
Some call this HIV anxiety ignorant, and argue that protocols on both sides of the industry are efficient in their own ways.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question
November 1, 2014
As long as you exercise basic sanitation and cleanliness sort of protocols … I think the risk is relatively low.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
October 17, 2014
“Spain told us all the protocols have been followed, but obviously something wrong happened,” he said at a press conference.Ebola in Europe: What Went Wrong
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 8, 2014
The FAA will have to certify SpaceShipTwo as airworthy, but there are as yet no protocols in place for that process.Tycoons in Space: One in Orbit and One Still Grounded
October 5, 2014
Historical Examples of protocols
The Protocols were duly signed and the Convention sent to Paris.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)
Charles C. F. Greville
And, if they cannot get it by protocols they get it by invasion and assault.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
First of all, then, what do we actually know about the origin of these protocols?
And now for the new version of the history of the protocols.
These acts may take the form of notes, protocols, declarations, etc.International Law
George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
- 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."
Agreed-upon standards and practices in technology (particularly information technology) that allow systems manufactured by many different companies to be compatible with each other and work within common larger systems. Protocols are established by industry trade groups, governments, or some combination thereof.