Meaning of “equal protection” in the English Dictionary

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"equal protection" in British English

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equal protectionnoun [ U ]

/ˌiː.kwəl prəˈtek.ʃən/ us /ˌiː.kwəl prəˈtek.ʃən/ specialized

(Definition of “equal protection” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equal protection" in American English

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equal protectionnoun [ U ]

us /ˈi·kwəl prəˈtek·ʃən/

US history a principle included in the 14th amendment that says all people are to be treated equally by the law

(Definition of “equal protection” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equal protection" in Business English

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equal protectionnoun [ U ]

uk us US LAW

the idea that those responsible for making sure laws are obeyed should deal with every person or organization in the same way:

Both state-run and private schools should have equal protection under the law.

(Definition of “equal protection” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)