To protest a note

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To protest a note (Law) to make a solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage to be sustained by the nonacceptance or the nonpayment of the bill or note, as the case may be. This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix.
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Usage

In literature:

When the notes were due, a messenger came around from the bank with the note and a protest pinned to it for $1.25.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
I was in business for twenty years; and I dare any one to prove that a note signed Desclavettes ever went to protest.
"Other People's Money" by Emile Gaboriau
He addressed a circular note to all the powers of Europe, and to our State Department a protest.
"Real Soldiers of Fortune" by Richard Harding Davis
She noted a touch of color come to Lanstron's cheeks as he made a little shrug of protest.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
The notes of a piano struck suddenly through the almost tragic silence that covered up the protest she had not dared to utter.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
It may be well, therefore, to supplement his description by some notes which a distinguished Protestant missionary, the Rev.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
One day he had to call on Herr Carovius because of a note that had been protested.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
China has sent a note of protest to Germany, under date of February 9.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
A note which he had endorsed for a friend had been allowed to go to protest, and Dave was excited.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
But presently they subsided when Pat himself, anxious to be active, sounded a note of protest.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
It is to be noted that he was by profession and conviction a Protestant.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
Jared Pellet, under protest, wrote a note to the Rev.
"A Little World" by George Manville Fenn
In a note to the "Memoir of the French Protestants," also, M. H. C. vol.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
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In news:

If you follow the news closely enough, you might have caught a small item recently noting that Meg Ryan had canceled a scheduled appearance at a film festival in Jerusalem to protest Israeli policy.
Fake notes were hung out to dry during a protest in front of HSBC in Mexico City on July 30.
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