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Then I prepared the protocol of the confession of Pouzikoff's wife.

There has been a question of such a Protocol, but great difficulties have arisen.

The protocol was converted into a treaty by the adhesion of Belgium on November 15.

Dropped that of the other's as soon as protocol would permit.

If the protocol was to be of any use the time for acting upon it had arrived.

It was embodied in a protocol, and was presented to the Porte.

In faith of which the said Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol.

The protocol (minutes) of the previous conferences is handed to Talleyrand.

Protocol's man had special orders, and would not abate a jot.

A protocol is to be kept of all the discussions and the voting.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, as prothogall "draft of a document," from Middle French prothocole (c.1200, Modern French protocole), from Medieval Latin protocollum "draft," literally "the first sheet of a volume" (on which contents and errata were written), from Greek protokollon "first sheet glued onto a manuscript," from protos "first" (see proto-) + kolla "glue."

Sense developed in Medieval Latin and French from "official account" to "official record of a transaction," to "diplomatic document," and finally, in French, to "formula of diplomatic etiquette." Meaning "diplomatic rules of etiquette" in English first recorded 1896, from French; general sense of "conventional proper conduct" is from 1952. "Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion," Russian anti-Semitic forgery purporting to reveal Jewish plan for world domination, first published in English 1920 under title "The Jewish Peril."

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