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.