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Related to self-protection: self-defence


Serving or designed to protect oneself.

self′-pro·tec′tion n.
self′-pro·tec′tive·ly adv.
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the act or an instance of protecting or defending oneself
ˌself-proˈtective adj
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protection of oneself or itself.
self′-protect′ing, adj.
self′-protec′tive, adj.
self′-protec′tiveness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-protection - the act of defending yourselfself-protection - the act of defending yourself  
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
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References in classic literature ?
In the beginning, the instincts of animals are confined to alimentation, self-protection, and the multiplication of their species.
They decided, as an emergency measure of self-protection, not to ship cash to Western banks.
"Self-protection is no murder, anyhow," said McMurdo, smiling grimly.
(3) Two-period frameworks as proposed by Menegatti (2009) receive more and more attention in the study of risk-reduction decisions: Courbage and Rey (2012) and Eeckhoudt, Huang, and Tzeng (2012) use it to analyze the impact of background risk on self-protection decisions, Menegatti (2014) investigates the interaction of self-protection and cure for health risks, and Courbage, Louberge, and Peter (2013) consider optimal self-protection in the context of multiple correlated risks.
World Civil Defence Day has two main purposes of bringing to the attention of the world public the vital importance of Civil Protection and of raising awareness of the preparedness for, and prevention and self-protection measures in the event of accidents or disasters and of paying tribute to the efforts, sacrifices and accomplishments of all the national services responsible for the fight against disasters.
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Cardiff Crown Court heard that Lloyd, who had been returning home from a trip to Thailand, told officers the knuckle-duster and 'asp' batons were for self-protection, while the daggers were for gutting fish.
Young hoodies may kid themselves that they are necessary for self-protection, but no one needs the kind of trouble a concealed blade invariably brings.
Medicard emphasized on the need to follow the Department of Health (DOH)'s '4S strategy' against dengue: 1) search and destroy, 2) self-protection measures, 3) seek early consultation, and 4) say yes to fogging, in cases of an impending outbreak.