American Protective Association

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A`mer´i`can Pro`tect´ive As`so`ci`a´tion

1.A secret organization in the United States, formed in Iowa in 1887, ostensibly for the protection of American institutions by keeping Roman Catholics out of public office. Abbrev. commonly to A. P .A.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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