verb (used without object)
Origin of protocol
Related formspro·to·col·ar [proh-tuh-kol-er] /ˌproʊ təˈkɒl ər/, pro·to·col·a·ry, pro·to·col·ic, adjective
In Medieval Latin prōtocollum acquired the meaning “draft (of a document), minutes (of a meeting), public register, a document bearing an official seal.” By the middle of the 19th century, French developed the sense “official norms of behavior or etiquette to be maintained between states and their ministers; the accepted and customary codes of behavior in polite society.” In late 19th-century Russia, protocol ( protokól ) meant “an official police record of a case or incident,” its meaning in the infamous “Protocols [ protokóly ] of the Elders of Zion,” first published in Russia in 1903.
Examples from the Web for 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|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Spain told us all the protocols have been followed, but obviously something wrong happened,” he said at a press conference.
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|Clive Irving|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The so-called refutation of the Protocols which appeared in the Times of August 1922, tends to confirm this opinion.
The Protocols were then declared by Mr. Wolf and his friends to have been completely and finally refuted.
The protocols of the court are to be kept in the Kahal chamber near the synagogue.
According to the Protocols, all this is engineered with the aid and through the instrumentality of the Freemasons.The History of a Lie|Herman Bernstein
First of all, then, what do we actually know about the origin of these protocols?The Jew and American Ideals|John Spargo
British Dictionary definitions for protocols
- 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
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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.