watch and ward
a continuous watch or vigil, by or as by night and by day, especially for the purpose of guarding.
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- watch cap,
- watch chain,
- watch committee,
- watch fire,
- watch guard
Origin of watch and ward
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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