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protest

noun [C/U]  /ˈproʊ·test/ us  
a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition: [U] Three board members walked out of the meeting in protest. [C] A protest against capital punishment was held outside the courthouse. [U] He paid the tax under protest to avoid a penalty.
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