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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, wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese  () (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
    安全保障  ―  ānquán bǎozhàng  ―  security assurance
  2. protection; defense

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 ほしょうする, rōmaji hoshō suru)

  1. guarantee, endorse, assure

ConjugationEdit