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to defend; to protect; to insure or guarantee; to maintain; hold or keep; to guard
to block; to hinder; to obstruct
simp. and trad.
(保障)

EtymologyEdit

Attestable in ancient Chinese texts. In the legal sense, reborrowing from Japanese 保障 (ほしょう) (hoshō).

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

保障

  1. to assure; to provide guarantee
  2. to defend; to protect

NounEdit

保障

  1. guarantee; assurance
  2. protection

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
しょう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

NounEdit

保障 (hiragana ほしょう, rōmaji hoshō)

  1. guarantee
  2. warranty

VerbEdit

保障する (hiragana ほしょう, rōmaji hoshō)

  1. guarantee, endorse, assure

ConjugationEdit