As a safeguard, all members would be required to report stock, bond, or commodity transactions every few weeks.
And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.
Politicians are required to safeguard the values of the government and its people, possibly even elevate them.
mid-15c., from safeguard (n.). Related: Safeguarded; safeguarding.