Safeguard vs Immunity - What's the difference?

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Safeguard is a related term of immunity.

As nouns the difference between safeguard and immunity

is that safeguard is something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense while immunity is (uncountable) the state of being insusceptible to something; notably:.

As a verb safeguard

is to protect, to keep safe.




(en noun)
  • Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
  • Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
  • One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
  • * Granville
  • Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
  • A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
  • (Shakespeare)


    (en verb)
  • to protect, to keep safe
  • She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
  • to escort safely
  • immunity



  • (uncountable) The state of being insusceptible to something; notably:
  • # (medicine) Fully protective resistance against infection.
  • Some people have better immunity to diseases than others.
  • # (law) An exemption from specified duties, such as payments or services.
  • Feudal privileges often included tax and other immunities .
  • # (law) An exemption from prosecution.
  • The prosecutor offered the lieutenant immunity for all the crimes he would testify having known to be planned by the elusive drug baron.
  • # (in games and competitions) An exemption given to a player from losing or being withdrawn from play.
  • After winning the last round the player was granted immunity which allowed him to stay in the game even after receiving the least amount of points.
  • (countable) A resistance to a specific thing.
  • Synonyms

    * exemption * free pass * get out of jail free card