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"equal protection" in American English

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equal protectionnoun [U]

 us   /ˈi·kwəl prəˈtek·ʃən/
US history a ​principleincluded in the 14th ​amendment that says all ​people are to be ​treatedequally by the ​law
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equal protectionnoun [U]

/ˌiː.kwəl prəˈtek.ʃən/  us   /ˌiː.kwəl prəˈtek.ʃən/ specialized
a ​principleincluded in the 14th amendment of the US Constitution that says all ​people must be ​treatedequally by the ​law
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"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 equalprotection under the ​law.
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