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bul·wark / ˈboŏlˌwərk/ • n. a defensive wall. ∎ fig. a person, institution, or principle that acts as a defense: the security forces are a bulwark against the breakdown of society.

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Bulwark

a collection of persons acting as a defense or safeguard to protect an ideal or way of life.

Examples: bulwark of Christendom, 1577; of our laws, 1614; of our liberties, 1789; to theology, 1837.

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bulwark

bulwark rampart, fortification XV; raised side of a ship XIX. immed. source doubtful, but prob. ult. a comp. of the words repr. by BOLE and WORK; cf. late MHG. bolwerk ballista, fortification.

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