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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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The inspector tried to protest, but Richard closed his mouth with an angry order to hold his tongue.
And do not forget, whenever a churchman does protest, that he is discharged.
Show me evils, such as you mention, in our own community, and I will protest.
And if ever I regretted the death of my father and mother, it is now, and I sometimes think if my parents were living what a protest I would have aimed at them
As to Sofya Semyonovna personally, I regard her action as a vigorous protest against the organisation of society, and I respect her deeply for it; I rejoice indeed when I look at her
All I wanted was her protest and Sofya Semyonovna could not have remained here anyway
That is only the natural consequence of a legal marriage, so to say, its corrective, a protest.
Davy took a frantic gulp of water and swallowed it and the last protest of conscience together.
At the same time the gentleman wrote out a protest on the prisoner's behalf, and handed us his card.
In these terms the protest expressed itself on all sides.
He failed a typing test and now wants the job by staging such protests.
TAP) - The report of the Tunisian Social Observatory under the Tunisian Forum of Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) revealed that the third quarter of 2017 has seen 3,136 collective protests.