1. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection.
Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne. --Granville.
2. A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.
3. A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct.
Safe·guard, v. t. To guard; to protect.
n 1: 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" [syn: precaution,
2: a document or escort providing safe passage through a region
especially in time of war [syn: safe-conduct]
v 1: make safe
2: escort safely