Pro"to*col (?), n. [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]


The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument.



The minutes, or rough draught, of an instrument or transaction.

3. Diplomacy (a)

A preliminary document upon the basis of which negotiations are carried on.


A convention not formally ratified.


An agreement of diplomatists indicating the results reached by them at a particular stage of a negotiation.

<-- 4. A strict code of etiquette for conduct of behavior among diplomatic or military personnel. 5. A detailed plan for conduct of a scientific or medical experiment or procedure. A term used especially in conduct of medical research requiring approval of a regulatory agency. -->  

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Pro"to*col, v. t.

To make a protocol of.


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Pro"to*col, v. i.

To make or write protocols, or first draughts; to issue protocols.



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