safeguard etymology

English word safeguard comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) sauvegarde

Detailed word origin of safeguard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sauvegarde Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
safeguard English (eng) A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.. Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense. To escort safely.. To protect, to keep safe.