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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

a principle included in the 14th amendment of the US Constitution that says all people must be treated equally by the law

(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)