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self-protection

[ self-pruh-tek-shuhn, self- ]

noun

  1. protection of oneself or itself.


self-protection

noun

  1. the act or an instance of protecting or defending oneself


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Derived Forms

  • ˌself-proˈtective, adjective

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Other Words From

  • self-pro·tecting adjective
  • self-pro·tective adjective
  • self-pro·tective·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-protection1

First recorded in 1855–60

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Example Sentences

Most gun nuts have them less for self-protection than self-projection.

I completely support the right of law-abiding citizens to own and use guns for sport and self-protection.

But with self-awareness comes self-protection and a little paranoia.

Jews deserve a state that takes a special interest in their self-protection, just like Palestinians do.

McLelland was a “good guy with a gun,” an Army veteran who carried a gun for self-protection.

Yet there was about him a tenacious masculine strength, an adroitness of self-protection which needed no champion.

I refer to the military organization, which was created by the political society in the interest of self-protection.

The demand for franchise is England's device of self-protection against Bond designs.

Government can interfere with the accidents;—deadly weapons are, to a certain extent, still necessary for self-protection.

They know their own weakness, and self-protection arms them to the task.

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