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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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Almost always at dinner time, it was my bounden duty (my siblings and their families have established residences abroad) to ask her the routine questions to which she would quizzically and almost protestingly reply, Why?
The "roots pointing protestingly to the sky" (Animals, 61) invite the reader to consider the cause of the protest.
Otherwise, a dissenter can retreat protestingly into disassociation.