Protest

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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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He protested with his usual vehemence, because they had bruised his tender shins against a table leg.
Collins readily assented, and a book was produced; but, on beholding it (for everything announced it to be from a circulating library), he started back, and begging pardon, protested that he never read novels.
Playmore--the second good friend, who had formally protested against the seizure of my husband's papers.
The youth wished his friend to lean upon him, but the other always shook his head and strangely protested.
He protested in a dulled way, keeping his eyes fastened on the mystic place of his intentions.
I scolded him for making love to Maria Mainwaring; he protested that he had been only in joke, and we both laughed heartily at her disappointment; and, in short, were very agreeable.
They protested, still laughing, saying they would not go unless they had their money back.