- Refers to an initial draft, record, or outline of a document, transaction, or agreement
- A preliminary document created and endorsed by diplomats during negotiations, serving as the foundation for a final treaty or convention
- The official records or documentation of a diplomatic meeting or conference, capturing the reached agreements
- The diplomats spent weeks creating the protocol before they could move towards a final treaty.
- The minutes of the conference were detailed in a protocol, showing all agreements reached by the negotiators.
- The protocol which outlined the transaction was carefully reviewed before it was finalized.