KJV Dictionary Definition: protest
PROTEST', v.i. L. protestor; pro and testor, to affirm it.
1. To affirm with solemnity; to make a solemn declaration of a fact or opinion; as, I protest to you, I have no knowledge of the transaction.
2. To make a solemn declaration expressive of opposition; with against; as, he protests against your votes.
The conscience has power to protest against the exorbitancies of the passions.
3. To make a formal declaration in writing against a public law or measure. It is the privilege of any lord in parliament to protest against a law or resolution.
PROTEST', v.t. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation.
Fiercely they oppos'd
My journey strange, with clamorous uproar
Protesting fate supreme.
1. To prove; to show; to give evidence of. Not in use.
2. In commerce, to protest a bill of exchange, is for a notary public, at the request of the payee, to make a formal declaration under hand and seal, against the drawer of the bill, on account of non-acceptance or non-payment, for exchange, cost,commissions, damages and interest; of which act the indorser must be notified within such time as the law or custom prescribes. In like manner, notes of hand given to a banking corporation are protested for non-payment.