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Protest

Instructions given to a collecting bank that drafts falling due for payment are to be formally presented to the drawee by a notary, who is to formally record any default.

Protest

An instruction to a collection agency to attempt to collect a certain portion of a default or other, unpaid sale.
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As he ran he shouted a protest against his life, against all life, against everything that makes life ugly.
He wanted to protest, but his clear mind showed him that there was nothing against which, with reason, he could protest.
The officiating undertakers made some protest against these changes in the ceremonies; but, the river being alarmingly near, and several voices remarking on the efficacy of cold immersion in bringing refractory members of the profession to reason, the protest was faint and brief.
Nay, I protest against your going needlessly far," said Sheriff.
They express the consciousness that you have no enemy to punish, but that you have pain; the consciousness that in spite of all possible Wagenheims you are in complete slavery to your teeth; that if someone wishes it, your teeth will leave off aching, and if he does not, they will go on aching another three months; and that finally if you are still contumacious and still protest, all that is left you for your own gratification is to thrash yourself or beat your wall with your fist as hard as you can, and absolutely nothing more.
No, again I protest against it, little Barbara; again I protest.
In other things, the predominancy of custom is everywhere visible; insomuch as a man would wonder, to hear men profess, protest, engage, give great words, and then do, just as they have done before; as if they were dead images, and engines moved only by the wheels of custom.
Half an hour later I was seated in the newspaper office with a huge tome in front of me, which had been opened at the article "Weissmann versus Darwin," with the sub heading, "Spirited Protest at Vienna.
I had so," cried Davy, but in the voice of one who doth protest too much.
A sudden outburst of protest in more than one part of the room stopped the coming disclosure, and released the Doctor from further persecution.
I confess," replied the Missionary, fingering a number of ten-cent pieces which a Sunday-school in his own country had forwarded to him, "that I am a product of you, but I protest that you cannot quote Scripture with accuracy and point.
Barting appears to have withdrawn his own from me--for what reason, I protest I do not know.