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From Old French sauvete < salvetet from Mediaeval Latin salvitatem, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] salvus.

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safety

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safet

safety (safet)
  1. The condition or feeling of being safe; security; certainty.
    If you push it to the limit, safety is not guaranteed.
  2. A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental use
    Be sure that the safety is set before proceeding.
  3. (American football) When a player is either tackled in or loses the ball out of his team's own end zone resulting in two points for the opposite team
    He sacked the quarterback in the end zone for a safety.
  4. (American football) Any of the defensive players who are in position furthest from the line of scrimmage and whose responsibility is to defend against passes as well as to be the tacklers of last resort
    The free safety made a game-saving tackle on the runner who had broken past the linebackers.

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