Definitions for "Protective order"
An order that includes any of the following restraining orders: an order enjoining abuse, excluding a person from a dwelling, or enjoining other specified behavior.
a civil court order designed to keep your abuser from hurting you anymore
a civil court order intended to provide protection from physical or sexual harm caused by force or threat of harm from a family or household member
a more effective and efficient injunction, and should be obtained before a divorce complaint is filed
a criminal offense and the proper authorities will be notified