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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of safeguard.


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  • + when the offender has already in advance relinquished whatever right he possessed to have his good name safeguarded, as is the custom in some religious bodies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • U.S. government officials say that intelligence reports about Chalabi's visit to Iran, which reached Washington just as final planning for the war was underway, suggested Chalabi had assured the Iranians that their influence would be "safeguarded" in a postwar Iraq.


  • As a signatory to the NPT it had the right to use lower-grade enriched uranium for power generation and research, but such fuel was monitored, or "safeguarded," by the IAEA, and therefore was difficult to divert into a weapons program without attracting attention.

    The Point of No Return

  • Rusbridger said that if he crossed a certain line in expressing an editorial view with backing the UKIP as an example, as opposed to reporting the facts, he would have to consider his position, as this would be at odds with the general ethos of the paper as 'safeguarded' by the Scott Trust.

    What do Piers Morgan & Alan Rusbridger Have in Common?

  • I'm just nervous having my rights "safeguarded" by straight white "Christian" men and the women who support them.

    badger Diary Entry

  • He smiled cynically as he noticed how clear the way was made for him, now that Opal was "safeguarded" by her betrothal.

    One Day A sequel to 'Three Weeks'

  • Some might say that staggering figure casts doubt on Bush's claims that he "safeguarded" the U.S. economy.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • So Democratic Rep. Travis Childers of Mississippi has introduced legislation in Congress (which, despite some aspects of home rule, still controls the District of Columbia) to repeal the ban on semiautomatic weapons, eliminate the registration requirement, allow residents to buy weapons in Virginia and Maryland, and eliminate the requirement to keep weapons "safeguarded" in the home.

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • In fact, long before these decisions, the Court safeguarded many aspects of liberty and autonomy as fundamental rights even though they are not mentioned in the text of the Constitution and were never contemplated by its drafters.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Never before has the Supreme Court held that only speech “as citizens” is safeguarded by the First Amendment.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution


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