Mr McGuinness, for protocol reasons, said he would not disclose her specific response.
McDonough, by all accounts, is highly attuned to protocol and etiquette in hierarchy-minded Washington.
Ford has generally held meetings in his suite, however, in what's called the "protocol lounge" just outside his private office.
As it happened, I was the eldest of our group, so in accordance with Iraqi protocol I posed the first question.
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I once had to write a protocol based on the testimony of a famous scholar who was witness in a small affair.
Then I prepared the protocol of the confession of Pouzikoff's wife.
Let alone that I wasted an hour or two, that protocol, though rewritten, was full of corrections and erasures.
There has been a question of such a protocol, but great difficulties have arisen.
The protocol can then be finally and definitively printed and approved at the beginning of the next meeting of the Conference.
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."
protocol pro·to·col (prō'tə-kôl', -kōl')
The plan for a course of medical treatment or for a scientific experiment.