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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French sauvegarde, from Old French salve garde, sauve garde; equivalent to sauf +‎ garde.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsau̯fɡard(ə)/, /ˈsaːv(ə)ɡard(ə)/, /ˈsaːf(ə)ɡard(ə)/

NounEdit

savegard (uncountable)

  1. Safeguarding, guardianship; the ensuring of security.
  2. (rare) Custody, protection from harm or damage.
  3. (rare) Ensuring of safe passage or transport.
  4. (rare) A safekeeper or defender.

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