Definitions for safeguardˈseɪfˌgɑrd
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precaution, safeguard, guard(noun)
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense
Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
a safe-conduct, especially in time of war
to protect, to keep safe
She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
to escort safely
Origin: From safe + guard
one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
a convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property
a pass; a passport; a safe-conduct
to guard; to protect
Origin: [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.]
In the technical language of the World Trade Organization system, a safeguard is used to restrain international trade in order to protect a certain home industry from foreign competition. A member may take a “safeguard” action to protect a specific domestic industry from an increase in imports of any product which is causing, or which is threatening to cause, serious injury to the domestic industry that produces like or directly competitive products.
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