security against

security against something

something that keeps something safe; something that protects; a protection. Insurance provides security against the financial losses owing to theft, loss, or damage. A good education is a security against unemployment.
See also: security
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Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
But it is with jealousy as with the gout: when such distempers are in the blood, there is never any security against their breaking out; and that often on the slightest occasions, and when least suspected.
He knew that his sole means of security against people was to hide his wounds from them, and instinctively he tried to do this for two days, but now he felt incapable of keeping up the unequal struggle.
Father," replied Adam, speaking with the calmness of his character, "I came to your village a disappointed man, weary of the world, worn out with continual trouble, seeking only a security against evil fortune, as I had no hope of good.
This fashion is as old as Palestine itself and was adopted in ancient times for security against enemies.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
This, to be sure, was only another reason for persevering in his intention, and getting an additional security against himself.
Arthur would soon join his regiment, and be far away: no, there could be no danger in that quarter, even if Arthur's character had not been a strong security against it.
Even this public derision was not so crushing to David as the horrible thought that though he might succeed now in getting Jacob home again there would never be any security against his coming back, like a wasp to the honey-pot.
Summary: David Cameron has told MPs in the Commons that Britain will work closer with African nations to increase security against terrorism.
Summary: Brussels - European deputy Gilles Pargneaux commended, on Thursday in Brussels, Morocco's will and action to find a solution to the Sahara issue and boost the region's security against terrorism and drug trafficking which pose a threat to the European Union too.
It is apparently prepared to provide the financial resources necessary to improve security against terrorist attacks by proposing $1 billion in federal funds, including $600 million to improve the safety of tunnels used by Amtrak and commuter railroads.
DWP officials said they need to raise water rates by 18 percent over two years to pay for improvements in water quality and security against terrorism.
The council gives us an opportunity to build common security against common threats.
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